Regional meeting on literacy programs [Archives:2006/994/Local News]

October 30 2006

SANA'A, Oct. 29 ) The National Committee for Education, Culture and Science in cooperation with Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture, will hold a conference with 11 Arab nations in November to enhance capacities of human resources to improve the funding of illiteracy eradication programs in Yemen.

Mohamed Abdulbari Al-Qawsi, Secretary-General of the committee, said they want to strengthen the role of civil communities to participate in eradicating illiteracy and upgrading the skills of human resources.

He added the most important issues, due to be discussed in the meeting, are represented by the means of training illiteracy workers and ensuring effective partnership with the private sector and civil community organizations. Other issues of top priority are those concerned with funding illiteracy eradication programs and activating the role of Islamic endowment foundations, as well as involving universities in scientific research on community education.

According to Al-Qawsi, the meeting is due to discuss the role of media and modern technology in improving activities related to funding illiteracy eradication and adult education programs. The meeting is expected to benefit from the experience of participating countries.

Al-Qawsi said developing the means of profiting from different funding sources and spending them on illiteracy eradication programs are due to be the most prominent results the meeting is expected to reach.

The regional meeting is due to include Jordan, Qatar, U.A.E., Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Kuwait and Yemen.