Friday, June 12, 2015

Mallawi, upper Egypt


We visited a number of women who are learning to read and write. We took a five hour train ride early in the morning and arrived in time for lunch. Then we went to four different locations to visit the literacy program. It is wonderful to see women being empowered. It is so life changing for them to be able to read directions on the medicine bottle, or the note from the teacher, or even the electric bill. 
Some of the ladies were at the same stage we are in reading Arabic, so we feel a special kinship with them.