Muslim women and girls benefit from literacy classes


Jul 22, 2017-

Until eight months ago, life of Rajiya Khatun of Samsi Rural Municipality in Mahottari was confined to household chores. But since she started attending adolescent and women’s education classes, her life has changed. The 35-year-old can now read and write. She says she feels empowered now and wishes to work towards stopping child marriage and promote education. 

The adolescent girl education classes operated in the district with the assistance of the World Education Nepal  (WEN) and Unesco have had a great impact on her life and many others.

 Mitragan Chaulagain, a director at the Ministry of Education, said the government would do its best to educate people from the poor and remote communities Mohan Bhurtel, a curriculum expert at the WEN, said 1,340 adolescent girls and young mothers have benefited from such classes being run in 13 places of the district.

Published: 22-07-2017 08:30

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