Projects :: Literacy
The Sufi Women Organization has established a series of Resource Libraries that benefit needy organizations dedicated to working with disadvantaged children and young mothers with drug problems. Our current project serves literacy tutors who are educating thirty young mothers with only a third grade education.
Currently, the Sufi Women Organization Resource Library is located within the Institute for Sufi Studies in Novato, California. The theme of the library is 'Women's Spirituality' and contains a large collection of interfaith and interreligious books focusing on women.
The Sufi Women Literacy Program has recently redesigned its goals. Sufi Storytelling and Children's Literacy are now combined in a special program: presenting stories of Sufi Wisdom and other sotires that promote wise judegement and self-esteem in children pre-school through second grade. Following our storytelling sessions, we provide a free selection of children's books for the children to take home.