Given the lack of education with the women we work with in our target locality, it is necessary for the women to know how to read and write so that they can be more effective in their businesses. This will help them in areas like recording keeping and communication so that they are able to compete in the work place. Because of this, SWAR recognizes the importance of literacy education in the lives of the women and so we provide English literacy classes during the rehabilitation program.
Most of the women who join our program are HIV positive and so we provide health education on topics such as their nutritional needs, HIV tests and medication. We also provide health education on topics such as; dental care, malaria, diarrhea, STDs and personal hygiene. This will increase the number of women with increased knowledge of good health practices.
Ten women go through a literacy and health education to ensure that each woman is equipped with sustainable knowledge for development.