Literacy Courses for Women

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More than 40 women have already benefited from adult literacy courses in the village of Annathur, in India.

Women’s literacy is a serious issue in India, particularly in rural areas. 54% of women are illiterate, which means more than one in two women do not know how to read or write.

Moreover, only two-thirds of girls in India between the ages of 6 and 17 are educated, compared to three-quarters of boys. These inequalities affect children’s health and education.

When mothers are literate, and when women have a higher level of education in general, they can take better care of their children, get access to more information to improve their children’s well-being, and manage day-to-day challenges more effectively.