Adult Literacy is an ongoing educational program for the two women group of the community of Kapan, that has reached its third month on January 26, 2024. The classes were extended from two days a week to three days a week from the second week of January 2024. The regular number of attendees went from five to eight people. By the third week, the total number of attendees were eleven. We follow-up with the beneficiaries who were absent to ensure that they resume their classes as soon as possible.
We taught them how to write the English alphabets in capital and small letters, both individually and side-by-side. We also taught them how to write the English days of the week, English months of the year as well as the English spelling of the Nepali months, and the spelling of their acquainted places like their hometown.
To give them a visual learning experience, we also introduced activities like ‘Days of the Week Spinning Wheel’ including the arrows showing yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The mothers were asked which day it was and they’d spin the wheel to adjust and display the day. We also introduced ‘Alphabet Tracing Board’ where the mothers were guided on how to place the letters in alphabetical order in the board.
By the final week of the month, we separated the mothers into different groups according to what they were learning, such as some were learning the alphabets and some were learning the English months.
We had two new mothers join the classes. We also distributed the stationery items of copies, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners to all of them. We also gave them chocolates as a form of appreciation for their participation and efforts to invest themselves in learning.
Also, our regular beneficiaries helped each other as well as the newcomers with their learning. This promoted their teamwork, friendship, and created a positive learning environment for everyone. Their initial response of feeling helpless about their learning pace met with positive motivation from their peers.