Literacy is at the heart of basic eduaction for all and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy. Literacy is a significant and specific goal for GMOC. It is so important that it is one of the core areas of focus for GMOC's future vision - basic education and literacy. The goal of this program is to increase literacy and numeracy but also provide quality education that is context specific to the needs of children and women in rural communities by 2021.
The programe will work to improve the reading and writing skills of children and women in the commuinities. This will be achieved through promoting intiatives that will encourage school retentions by children and also initiatives that will promote adult reading and writing.