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Empowering of rural women of Mopani through adult literacy programmes

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dc.contributor Quan-Balfour, K. P. (Dr.)
dc.contributor djagegjj@unisa.ac.za
dc.creator Shilubane, Tiny Thandiwe
dc.date 2009-08-25T11:04:30Z
dc.date 2009-08-25T11:04:30Z
dc.date 2009-08-25T11:04:30Z
dc.date 2007-11-30
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T17:09:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T17:09:35Z
dc.identifier Shilubane, Tiny Thandiwe (2009) Empowering of rural women of Mopani through adult literacy programmes, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2540>
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2540
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2540>
dc.description Literacy is a key outcome of education. Although literacy is a basic human right, and, can lay the foundation for further education and training, there is still a high number of illiterate people in South Africa. Black rural women form the majority of non-literates in the country and this has a negative impact on the development of the country. This means that rural women are still marginalized and stay in conditions of squalor because they are unemployed, poor and lack skills required by the labour market. This study focuses on the importance and benefits of literacy programmes to the empowerment of black rural women. It was conducted in two rural areas of Mopani District Municipality, in Greater Giyani. Rural women who have been socially excluded and benefited less from the growing economy need to be empowered through literacy programmes to stand up and fight poverty, ill health and other social ills they face. The qualitative method was employed where participants were involved in focus group and one on one interviews so as to evaluate the effectiveness of the literacy programmes. The results of the study indicate that literacy programmes did empower women to a certain extent because they have gained functional skills and they involve themselves in community development programmes. However, the engagement of all stakeholders in the provision of quality literacy programmes can emancipate rural women so that they may take their rightful places in society.
dc.description Educational Studies
dc.description (M. Ed. (Secialisation in Adult Education))
dc.language en
dc.subject Literacy -- South Africa -- Mopani District Municipality
dc.subject Adult education -- South Africa -- Mopani District Municipality
dc.subject Literacy programs -- South Africa -- Mopani District Municipality
dc.subject Rural women -- South Africa -- Mopani District Municipality
dc.title Empowering of rural women of Mopani through adult literacy programmes
dc.type Thesis


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