The Adult Literacy and Life-skills for Women Project [ALLWO] involves literacy and numeracy training for problem solving. It aims to train young women and girls in the aspects of reading and writing, numeracy, communication skills development and life-skills for self-reliance. It is meant to break the barrier of illiteracy to women and the economic empowerment and development.
The training will mainly target and benefit illiterate young women and girls who will include, school dropouts and the miss outs, orphans, street dwellers and those affected by HIV&AIDS. It is intended to increase awareness in regards to human rights, education and economic empowerment of a rural and urban woman as well as to improve their standards of living thus reducing poverty levels. The needy groups are between 16 – 35 years to be enrolled in the current Women production and skills training program being implemented in the target areas of Mukono, Kayunga and Masaka districts, central Uganda, who are stigmatized by myths such as failed lives, poor-self concept and the equation of poverty with illiteracy. Illiterate people respond to stigma by “passing” and “covering”.
80% of young illiterate women in the rural areas are expected to learn how to read and write as well as basic numeracy. This will enable the access to information and knowledge.
An increase in number of women participation in the decision making within target communities thereby getting better representation in issues affecting women.
Women dependence on men will be reduced because women will become empowered with knowledge and skills to be able to generate their incomes in their home areas.