Mothers within the Women’s Empowerment
Sponsorship Program are enrolled for one year.
A percentage of the funds raised is used to buy materials
to support her weekly adult educational empowerment classes,
vocational and technical skills training as well as the translated
Stonecroft Bible Studies materials.
We encourage you to write to your new ‘friend’ your
letters will provide an emotional lifeline to a woman who
may have lost everything due to war, natural disaster or abject
poverty. (Your letters can be translated or read to her in
her native language)
Your contributions also support your sister’s
year-long participation in a
Life Skills Program that will include an Adult
Literacy Program (if needed) and provide her with leadership
education, vocational and technical skills and training instrumental
in ensuring that she receives the tools she needs to regain
her strength and stability and access to income generation
Although literacy rates have increased, Suriname
is still marked by striking disparities. The EFA Global Monitoring
Report of 2008 indicates that while the adult literacy rate for
Latin America is 91 per cent, it is 74 per cent in the Caribbean.
This means that nearly 39 million adults in the
region lack the reading and writing skills necessary to meet the
demands of daily life and work, and to facilitate continuous learning
in today’s knowledge societies.
But above all this Women's Empowerment
Sponsorship Program will open the door of opportunity to introduce
her to the Stonecroft
Bible Study and Leadership material translated into her
The structure of each country’s program
varies slightly due to social, economic, political, cultural
and religious factors.
to see how your US $40 will be invested
It is our desire to reach out
to the poor in a way that demonstrates God’s love while
empowering the needy to free themselves from poverty.
|By impacting the mothers the children
will be affected and part of the Women's Empowerment Sponsorship
Program will allow the mothers to bring a child once a week
to the After
School Child Feeding Club, called a PowerClub.
A portion of this
Women's Empowerment Sponsorship Program will go initially
towards not only the translation of the Stonecroft Bible Studies
but also other children's curriculum needed to be introduced
into the PowerClubs.