The purpose of the visit was to assess the learning progress of women groups from Menghwar village (Khawaja) where PEP started Female Adult Literacy Center last year in 2016. The women of Menghwar community at Khowaja are very active because they know how to use their opportunities. They have recently been provided with the opportunity to use Android tablets and have made a great use of it by integrating the Android Tablets in the Adult Literacy Curriculum.
Before Female Adult Literacy Center was established in Menghwar village, these women were simple house wives, working in their homes and working in the fields, but they had no opportunity to grow. When they heard that an Adult Literacy Center was being opened through PEP, many women expressed their wish to receive an education.
As the Adult Literacy Center opened for women, soon their progress was visible. Women were beginning to read small words and make sentences by themselves. They were beginning to write which was an unbelievable result for most women.
Looking at the great difference they were making in the Adult Literacy Programme, PEP decided to open another great opportunity for women through providing Android Tablets as a part of the Adult Literacy curriculum.
As the women started learning how to use the Android tablet, they shared some wonderful comments about their experience.
"We had no idea that a person can learn almost everything form an Android Tablet. We thought the Android tablet is only shown to us to know what it is, but understanding that we will continue it as a part of our course makes us feel fortunate and happy.
Being able to learn from an Android Tablet is a huge opportunity for women like us because a few years back, unlike the educated we were not even able to hold a pencil. And now having this opportunity has made us believe in ourselves and the people in our village look at us in a very respectful way."
The purpose of providing such opportunities to rural women in Sindh is to empower them and make them believe that they too have a significant purpose in the growth of their society, and that they can use their abilities to bring change.
When during the visit further questions were asked regarding the future of the Adult Literacy Centers, the women shared that they were very keen to continue the centers and were willing to contribute to the cost of buying more tablets.
They are willing to take action and share this course with other women in other villages.