Progress Achieved towards
Illiteracy Eradication (1997-2007)
(5/8) IFP in Makkah (The Holy Land):
Concerning this project, work teams were gathered, and committees were assigned. Calculations of the illiterate number in Makkah city, including all populated areas roundabout, were prepared, too, in accordance with well-organized machinery. In addition, highly qualified teachers were carefully selected, and training cases plus instructors’ guidebooks were arranged for them as well. His royal highness: Prince of Makkah region, accompanied by the Minister of education, had released the beginning of the project as follows:
(5/8/1) Project Preparation Stage:
This stage got started in 2004/2005, and lasted over 36 weeks, in which the following works had been done:
a- Planning and executing programs of enlightenment and information. b- Enumeration, classification, and registration of the illiterate. c- Enumeration of the project-supporting executive parties, and all other possible
volunteering efforts. d- Making and designing schooling instruments, and teaching aids. e- Submitting all executive bodies to special training programs. f- Preparation of suitable classrooms, and having supporting programs carried out. g- Urging and inviting local and civil society to participate in all project programs.
(5/8/2) Project Execution Stage:
This 34-weeks-stage is the successor of the previous one (see: 5/7/2), in which illiteracy eradication centers and classrooms were opened. Teachers, in turn, were assigned and introduced to their work locations and duty schedules. In addition, textbooks were distributed as planned.
This stage began in the year 2005/2006, in which over 1400 illiteracy cases were served in 93 classrooms. The year 2006/2007 witnessed the release of the third stage, in which over 896 illiteracy cases were served in 47 classrooms. In order to enhance students’ living skills, other backing-up programs were also presented by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs (MIA), the Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA), the Ministry of Health (MH), the Ministry of Culture and Information