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The Adult Education Program focuses specifically on offering educational services to adults and older community members who may have never finished school, struggled with illiteracy, or are simply looking to further their education.
The primary objective of the Adult Education Program is to raise the overall academic standard of all members of targeted communities and to ensure they have access to a decent education.
There are now 109 active trained local cadres
Two adult education supervisors were nominated to attend the “Global Curriculum
for Adult Education” training program at the regional headquarters of UNESCO in Cairo.
- The program team participated in the regional session in Lebanon (Arab House for Adult Education & Development) to educate about recent developments in teaching and learning in December 2022. They then shared their knowledge with the other team
Mrs. Sohair Gerges is a married housewife and mother of two children. She currently lives in Cairo after moving there from her birthplace in the Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt. In her youth, Sohair had taken some literacy classes however her elder brother opposed she continues her education, furthermore, she was taken out of school and was no longer able to read and write.
Mrs. Sohair attended a public meeting conducted by BLESS about the importance of education and decided that she will participate in literacy classes.
Mrs. Sohair now obtains her official certificate and is incredibly happy that she can now follow up with her children. She later on, worked very well as a secretary and increased her family’s income.