Women Urged To Join Adult Literacy Programme

Women march at an education campaign. [File]

Hon. Grace Apollo Musa made the appeal during the first constitution reading of the Duduma Boma Women Group on Wednesday.

She said her purpose to visit Duduma Women Group is to witness the constitution reading of the group for the first time. Hon. Apollo encouraged the women group to go ahead with their plans but respect their husbands at and take proper care of their children.

She urged the women to go back to school because the Vice President James Wani Igga during his recent visit to the state said soon the 25 percent women affirmative action will be increased to 40 percent which needs all women to be educated.

She promised to pay teachers who will be teaching in the Adult Education Programme to ensure that the people who fail to go to school because of the 21 years of civil war are provided a chance to education again.

She also urged them to register orphans with the ministry of gender, child and social welfare. She donated one sack of sugar and a carton of soap to the group. This group according to its officials has been registered with the State Ministry of Social Development and is soon opening its bank account.

Rev. Christopher Ueko the Deputy Secretary for the Association said that the main purpose of forming this group was to take care of their children. 

Christina Peter, the chairlady of the group, said Duduma women group was formed in 2010 by World Vision, a nongovernmental organisation operating in the state.

She said they have now acquired land for their office and five sowing (tailoring) machines which were donated by World Vision.

Christina cited lack of schools (for their children), lack of training on how to use the tailoring machines and inadequate health care in the area as their key challenges.

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