No women should have barriers to accessible education. A few years back, the mothers, sisters, and grandmothers of the community of Kairo were hesitant to leave their homes to come to class because they had to take care of the kids at home and maintain daily household duties. They expressed that they wanted to learn English, but didn’t have the right opportunities for it. So we listened, held community meetings, and created a women-only class.
Without disrupting their responsibilities, we offered their class during their requested time of day, we encouraged them to bring their kids, and before we knew it there were close to 40 women students coming regularly to class.
Is a class with a bunch of kids chaotic sometimes? Definitely. But we adapt and always find ways to make it a quality learning space. Besides, these women have an admirable ability to remain attentive to the lesson with a baby strapped to their back or a toddler calling for their attention.
We’re very proud to learn alongside these ambitious, hard-working ladies. If you’re interested in creating empowerment through education, tap the link in our bio to join us on a trip abroad.
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