Published on The Hunger Site, September 1, 2011.
The lives of women in the Lebanese village of Wadi al-Jamous in the Akkar District have been changed for the better, thanks to one woman’s gift of teaching, IRIN reports.
Khadija Assaad started teaching young girls in her village how to read the Koran seven years ago. Assaad never attended high school or college, but learned how to read and write in primary school.
—I used to do this at home. Then illiterate women in Wadi al-Jamous came up to me – they wanted to learn how to read,” Assaad told the news outlet. “I went to see the mayor, Khodr Abdelkader Akkari, who gave us a room in the municipality building. We grew little by little … (full text).
Children in Kenya forced to the streets as food insecurity rises, Sept. 1, 2011;
Witnessing the Transition to Fear in Tripoli, by Lizzie Phelan, September 5, 2011;
Manipulating Video Images: Sloppy Journalism or War Propaganda? The BBC’s Fake Images from Tripoli, by Michel Chossudovsky, September 5, 2011.