Many women can’t always pursue their journey to educate themselves. Moreover, many women left their dreams to make a career. Here at LPF, we try our best to encourage women’s education. Read the real-life story to see how age is just a number, and Ghazala (name changed respecting privacy) became a teacher.
Here are some real women empowerment stories. These women faced unique challenges and created new opportunities with the help of literacy provided to them through Literate Pakistan Foundation (LPF). We believe women’s education is just as important as any other. The names of the women changed to protect the privacy of the individuals. Let’s read about the teacher made in Covid-19.
Ghazala was a housewife for over twenty years. Unfortunately, her husband lost her sales job due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Even after a search for six months, he couldn’t find a job, which forced Ghazala to look for ways to generate some income. Unfortunately, Ghazala had little reading and writing skills in Urdu and English languages. That’s when she contacted LPF for an accelerated Urdu and English literacy program.
She devoted 4 hours a day to acquiring language skills, and in just three months, she learned to read and write both languages. Naturally, such a quick acquisition of language skills boosted Ghazala’s confidence, and now she was ready to discover an income-generating skill. That’s when she went to the Child-centered Montessori Training (CMT) program.
CMT is a sister organization of LPF. It provides opportunities for women’s education. Over the last 20 years, CMT has provided professional early childhood training to thousands of females across Pakistan.
Today, all CMT diploma holders have a job. Except for those who did this training only to educate their children. The CMT diploma holders get jobs after completing the first six months of the training. Ghazala was one of them.
Ghazala started working in a school in the morning while still pursuing her CMT diploma in the afternoon. Now Ghazala works as a coordinator of a reputable school. Hence, we can see how important women’s education is.