“My father never allowed me to go to school. He said that in our culture, men would never marry an educated woman. But now I am so happy to be able to have the opportunity to learn to read and write. I am so excited that I now know how to hold a pen! I can write the letter a and m. And I am learning to read! Thank you for this opportunity!”
TEAMS adult literacy student (she shared this with me when I visited her class today)

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4 responses »

  1. Leah says:

    Wow…totally worth it….thanks for sharing xoxoxo

    • Yep, totally! There were a few stories like this, from both men and women. Although the men weren’t allowed to go to school because of financial reasons, forced to work in the village instead. xxx

  2. Elle Povey says:

    Yay how awesome jodes πŸ™‚ How beautiful & inspiring xx

    • These are the inspiring stories. The ones that keep you going. I don’t share the others on here… just cry to Dan until he tells me to get over it and toughen up πŸ™‚ Although my post today is one of those ones… not sure how to feel after today’s lesson πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the journey with me El! xx

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