Alfabetizasyon (teaching to read and write)

Felician Sisters Haiti

On Tuesday, February 24 we had our first class for women who do not know how to read and write. Many of them are the mother’s of our children. We know them personally and not to be able to read or write has been a frustration for them. We have always wanted to begin a session like this. The other day we were blest, to have our Creole teacher and friend, Omanie, start this new class for five women in our home. We want very much to help them. Some of them are very young already with children. They never had the opportunity to go to school or finish school because of their difficult lives. They will be meeting twice a week.

As we sat there and watched these women for the first time learn to hold a pencil correctly, draw a circle, the letter “C”, or a straight line…

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