Kurdish MattersNew site! Follow me while I'm working on my book about the Kurdish issue: www.KurdishMatters.com

That’s the basic theme of a campaign by the ministry of education to fight illiteracy. Especially for women, of course. Turkey has a population of around 70 million and about 5 million of them are illiterate. In order to make more women in particular attend literacy classes, the ministry has come up with a plan in cooperation with a bank: every woman who successfully completes a course wins a fridge or a washing machine. I’m sure in my country – the Netherlands – such an idea would provoke criticism from all sorts of feminist groups, but I think it’s a wonderful idea. Women who can’t read or write are usually housewives, and they might be much more interested in a course if it wins them a machine. Good luck ladies!

No Comments »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


20,773 Spam Comments Blocked so far by Spam Free Wordpress

 characters available

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>