Yesterday we attended a graduation ceremony for the Women's Literacy Program. They had completed six months training in basic reading, writing and arithmetic. They each received a certificate. This program is funded through NEF and administered by Annurpurna Rotary. Individual sponsors each sponsor a woman for a six month period and longer if they wish to continue. All these ladies wished to continue for a further six months. This is a very worthwhile program as none of these ladies have had any previous education. They had all made lots of flower malas to hang around our necks and we had tea and biscuits with them following the ceremony. I am very happy with this program as 27 women have now received some basic education. I told them that they were very important role models for their children and that some education would open up a whole new perspective for them.