[HCCN] Fwd: from Kabul, women's literacy class

Judy_Robbins Judy at RobbinsAndRobbins.com
Mon Jan 4 08:00:43 EST 2016


> From: cm coe <cmcoe2 at gmail.com>
> Subject: women's literacy class
> Date: January 4, 2016 at 1:01:20 AM EST
> ;
> 
> Ziagul motions me to sit 
> beside her in the sun. 
> Its rays, alone, add heat to this
> room. The lesson begins.
> 
> One by one, each woman opens 
> her thin notebook and sounds
> out the letters she penciled at
> home. Alif, Bey, Pey, Te.
> 
> Their teacher, Zahra, draws ج on
> the whiteboard, then crouches
> beside the women to help. They
> write slowly, carefully.
> 
> “The first day they came here they said, 
> ‘We can’t learn.’ But now they 
> are learning,” Zahra says. 
> 
> Some paid for two buses to attend the morning’s lesson.
> 
> 
> 
> Photos: Two relatives, Nasifa and Jamila, use foam pieces to form the letters introduced during the day’s class. Nasifa comes to the Borderfree Center with her daughter, who attends a separate literacy class with other street kids.
> 
> from Carolyn
> 



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