Reading, writing, counting
3 farmers in Burkina Faso e.g. will learn to read, write and count for 15 euros.
Learning results in countable incomes. Literacy courses and trainings for adults are important for many reasons. Reading, writing and counting means to become independent and self-confident. This doesn’t only make parents understand the importance of their children’s education, but also of their own one. The cotton farmers of Burkina Faso want to be informed about modern farming methods, improving their harvest and they avoid to be duped since they go to school.
I improved my harvest since I have the possibility of being informed about new farming methods. I am sending my children to school with this little additional income. They shouldn’t learn to read and write as late as I did”, explains Mamata Kiendrebeogo, farmer in Burkina Faso, 43 years old and mother of seven children.
- The access to and the quality of education are very important when it comes to fight hunger and poverty.
- There are 775 million analphabetic adults all over the world.
- Nearly one third of the analphabetic people are still women and girls.