Soumeiya Centre for Women and Girls Literacy in Mali wins ISESCO 2016 Prize for Literacy and Non-formal Education
Soumeiya Centre for Women and Girls Literacy in the Republic of Mali was awarded ISESCO 2016 Prize for Literacy and Non-formal Education, in recognition of its active role and outstanding efforts in women and girls literacy as well as for its support to non-formal education programmes in Mali.
ISESCO has dedicated its Prize for this year to civil society organizations working in the field of literacy and non-formal education in French-speaking Member States.
Established in 2008, in Bamako, Mali, Soumeiya Centre is one of the active civil society associations in the Republic of Mali. Its action focuses on spreading and publicizing Islamic culture through implementing a large number of literacy programmes in Arabic for the benefit of women. The educational and charitable activities of the Centre benefit many needy children, orphans and widows in Mali.
For the record, Soumeiya Centre had, in 2014, received the Literacy Prize organized by the Network for Literacy and Language Centres in Mali.
It is worth mentioning that ISESCO awards its Literacy Prize each year to civil society associations active in this area, alternately, in Arab-, French- and English-speaking Member States. In 2015, the International Center for Islamic Culture and Education (ICICE) in the Federal Republic of Nigeria won this Prize which was dedicated to English-speaking Member States.