This paper will be a look at adult women’s literacy specifically in Ngaoundéré, Adamaoua, Cameroon. I will begin by placing Cameroon’s illiteracy rates into a global context. I will then define what literacy is, why it is essential to development, how it benefits women particularly, and what women are affected and why. This will be done through a combination of scholarly research and interviews with women participants of the project of “Les Femmes Royales du Lamidat.” I hope to create a setting and a face of one of development’s most pressing issues by letting the women’s words speak for themselves. The paper will conclude with a section on ideas for how women’s literacy efforts could be improved by incorporating the use of new and different resources.
International and Comparative Education
Carpenter, Brianne, "Women’s Literacy in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon" (2006). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 267.