|Title:||WOMEN`S PARTICIPATION IN INTEGRATED FUNCTIONAL ADULT LITERACY IN ADDIS KETEMA SUBCITY OF ADDIS ABABA: A LOOK INTO THE THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES|
|Keywords:||Participation in the IFAL|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to assess the threats and opportunities of women`s participation in the IFAL program in selected two Woredas of Addis Ketema sub city. Based on this purpose brief review of related literature on IFAL program was carried out.The method employed in the study was descriptive survey, and hence relevant quantitative and qualitative data were gathered through questionnaire,.interview .observation , focus group discussion .The participants include 10IFAL facilitators, Woreda education expert and women affairs, 52 adult women learners were involved in the study. Data obtained from questionnaire was analyzed using statistical tools like: frequency count and percentage. The non-quantifiable data was analyzed using qualitative description. Findings showed that the women were able to access basic reading, writing and computational skills that helped them be empowered in literacy skills.Findings also depicted that, IFAL program was challenged by many constraints: inadequate budget allocation for the program, poor stakeholder participation, shortage of student text books and absence of reference books, lack of trainings to develop the capacity of facilitators,absence of appropriate and relevant teaching material, poor management andsupervision of the program were found to be the major factors that indirectly influenced the participation of women in the IFAL program. Finally, developing standardized and provision of successive on-going job trainings and improving the working conditions of facilitators; facilitating centers with the required inputs; scaling up the slightest budget allocation of IFAL; strengthen partnership and work in collaboration with local communities and NGOs; strengthening the management and each sectors that signed the agreement to work together in IFAL program at different levels were the major recommendation forwarded in order to improve the participation of women IFAL Learners. Moreover the program should have a strong link and it should be cooperatively done with TVET institution so that those women who successfully completed the program would have a chance to be equipped with practical skills after finishing their literacy and numeracy skills in the IFAL program. These will change the life of the women and can motivate the other women in the community to join the program.|
|Appears in Collections:||Center for Environmental Studies|
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