Encouraging report today from our colleagues in Khartoum that our women’s literacy classes are now working well after some initial problems over venues and class timings. Now we have 19 classes working in the suburbs of Khartoum and Omdurman, for women who have been displaced, mostly from the Nuba Mountains and western Sudan (Darfur). Our monitoring in November showed an average attendance of 22 at the classes, which are held three times a week. The photo shows our largest class at Wad al Bashir, a suburb of Omdurman. We hope that at the end of their course in March 2014, the women will be able to tackle the government’s basic literacy exam.