In July of 2012, AEA China PC ZHANG Xuemei visited the women literacy class in Weizhou Town, Tongxin County, Ningxia Hui Minority Autonomous District.
After 7 years continuous efforts, about 350 illiterate women in this town, (mainly fromHui minority or Muslims)get rid of illiterate through the classes, learnt basic Chinese reading and writing, and some livelihood knowledge. Some wives helped their families increased their income through opening of micro-business after learning. Children’s family education is paid more attention by those mothers too. Besides, there are 25 voluntary teachers benefit from the classes, open their mind through teaching and training.
The on-going 2 women literacy classes started on Dec 2011 and will last until August this year. Considered the changes here, AEA China might not continue to open new classes anymore and these 2 classes are very possible the last literacy classes.