In more recent years, I have been working with women who want to break out of the mold–do more than they have done before and be more valuable to their families and their community. Most of the ones I worked with were shy for good reason. They lacked the ability to do things others valued. Since this project began, quite a few have managed to move forward on their own.
Initially my work focused on women who wanted to gain a skill that they could use to bring in income. A few who needed something more basic than job training wanted to learn to read and write. Later I set up after school tutoring sessions for children and some women who needed specific training in English as a second language. I usually handled all the English classes while others taught different classes.