More than 1,000 women and girls, aged 15 to 45, are now learning to read, write and calculate for the first time in their lives thanks to literacy classes supported by the United Nations Educational Organization , science and culture (UNESCO).
Bi Bi, a 32-year-old home seamstress, shared her story, which is common among her classmates.
“In the past, my father didn’t allow me to go to school, but now my husband allows me to go. UNESCO‘s course and learn,” she said. “I have nine children: eight girls and one boy. I want my daughters to go to school and I want to help them learn.
Learn more about the agency’s community program, here.