Despite her advanced age, Grandma Belinha is stronger than the difficulties she faces, and 3 days a week she attends the first year of the Literacy course in Banhine. Although struggling with the Portuguese language, she’s one of the 3 top students at Maths!
The ALG Literacy courses aim to help women like Grandma Belinha and many other moms, who had to quit studying to raise children or provide care for ill family members. Our goal is to teach them how to read and write so they can help their children studying. Learning to write their names, to read in Portuguese or to learn how to add and subtract numbers, enable these women to stimulate their children’s and grandchildren’s education and also helps them to improve their family business for which they are the main driving force.
For ALG literacy goes well beyond learning to read and to write, it provides personal dignity to working underprivileged women. It is a rural developing factor essential for the communities of the families we support.
For only c. £20 per beneficiary ALG pays for the basic education of young adults allowing them to increase their employability and self-esteem with direct impact on their children’s education.
ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG friends since 2011. This year you can also print a high definition version for only 1£!