A non-governmental organization, Aghama Initiatives and Support for the Needy (AISN), in collaboration with a private library, Karshi Shukrah Farm Rural Information Centre, has commissioned an adult literacy programme in Karshi town of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The event, which was held at the information centre in Karshi town at the weekend, was to improve literacy and empower women.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Director of Karshi Shukrah Farm Rural Information Centre, Bawa Iliyasu Umar, said, “The essence of the programme is to impart knowledge and empower women so that they can contribute positively to their communities.”
He said the major challenge he has been facing was lack of funds and sponsorship.
He said the programme was co-sponsored by a retired librarian and a philanthropist and to be coordinated by the Karshi Shukrah Farm Rural Information Centre.
In her remarks, the President of AISN, Clara Aghama Aibangbee, said the aim of the programme was to train rural women to acquire basic knowledge.
“It bothers me a lot if I see that a woman that can’t read and write. I now thought that the best thing to do is to set up a literacy programme to empower women and to teach them how to read and write so that they have the basic knowledge,” she said.
One of the board of trustees members of AISN, Engr. Vera Ntofon, urged the participants to be serious and pay attention to their lessons.