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Happy World Literacy Day - HFK has something BIG to Celebrate! - Guestpost by Mark Brandsma

HAPPY WORLD LITERACY DAY!  DId you know that 775 million adults (15 years and older)  still cannot read or write - two thirds of them  (497 million) are women?  Taken from UNESCO (United Nations) Institute for Statistics HFK's First Graduating Class - Level One Literacy Training Today, September 8 th is World Literacy Day and we have something BIG to celebrate!   Hope for Korah's very first graduating class of adult women from Level One Literacy Training in Amharic reading and writing!!   Last Thursday was Graduation Day and the air was filled with enthusiasm and hope. Our twenty-four Hope for Korah graduates walked around proudly with certificates in their hands and a sense of accomplishment written all over their faces. What a joy it is to see these women empowered in such a simple yet profound way! Congratulations Hariguah, Tigist and Rahema  for placing in the top three of your class!   In February 2015, Hope for Korah (HFK) bega