Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Literacy Check

On Monday, when everyone else was celebrating the Saint of Santa Rosa, I was checking in on our literacy group. (Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining!) I went out to Tartar Chico, outside of Banos de Inca, to visit our women in the village bank Strength and Blessings and see how the 2nd cycle of literacy classes was progressing. They were working on numbers and greater than, less than, equal to signs...which will eventually lead them into the topic of money and making change. Our women always complain about not getting the right change in the market, or sometime for their very own business transactions. We want to prevent that and give women the math skills to manage their money in a honest and correct way. And, on Monday that starts with bottle caps. Women were learning the greater than, less than sign through a bottle cap activity. Lily, our literacy teacher, never fails to amazes me with her creativity and fun and practical activities that she brings to every literacy class.

Paz ~ Nora

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