Rwanda Eastern Province Women Literacy Project

Project Duration: 1 July 2011 to June 2014

Donor: DFID through ADRA UK

Area: Eastern Province districts of Bugesera, Gatsibo, Kayonza, Kirehe, Ngoma, Nyagatare, and Rwamagana

Target Beneficiaires: 5600 learners (80% female), 140 instructors, 28 CSO staff, 102 women district council leaders, 102 district education staff

Project Goal: Increase adult literacy rates to 90% by 2015

Project Summary: The project aims to increase adult literacy levels through equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills programs by 2015. It is contributing to the increase of: national literacy rates, targeted women demonstrating literacy skills, and women engaged in decision-making processes (sector level and below). The project works to improve Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) programs for women in the 7 districts of the eastern province, Rwanda. The project continues to facilitate the adoption of a national FAL programs across the province, build the capacity of 7 CSO’s to advocate for women’s rights to education.