A civil society organization from the Gambia wins ISESCO Prize of Literacy and Non-formal Education (LNFE) for the year 2018
Women Advancement and Child Care Organization (WACC) from the Republic of the Gambia has won ISESCO Prize of Literacy and Non-formal Education (LNFE) for the year 2018, designed this year by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) for civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations in the English-speaking member states.
The nomination of Women Advancement and Child Care Organization is in recognition of its remarkable contributions and pioneering achievements in literacy and non-formal education in the Republic of the Gambia. WACC provides support for the vulnerable social groups in the Gambia to eradicate poverty and unemployment and ensure sustainable livelihoods through programmes of literacy and capacity building in the management of income-generating projects. Since its establishment, WACC is known for providing charity and educational services for the poor groups as well as for the diversity, field effectiveness and intervention efficiency of its activities.
It’s worthy to note that ISESCO designates its Prize of Literacy alternately every year for the civil society organizations working in this field in the English-, French- and English-speaking countries. In 2017, the prize which was designated for the Arabic-speaking member states was awarded to the “Qabas Min Nour Association” from the Arab Republic of Egypt.