The Impacts of Literacy Skills on the Economic Empowerment of Housemaids in Addis Ababa City Administration

Embiale, Alemnew (2014) The Impacts of Literacy Skills on the Economic Empowerment of Housemaids in Addis Ababa City Administration. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

[img] PDF (The Impacts of Literacy Skills on the Economic Empowerment of Housemaids in Addis Ababa City Administration)
Alemnew Embiale.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (495kB) | Request a copy


The contribution of literacy skills for economic empowerment for housemaids in Addis Ababa City Administration The purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of literacy skills for economic empowerment of housemaids in Addis Ababa city Administration . Both quantitative and qualitative research methods were employed. The sources of data were both primary (beneficiaries, facilitators and project coordinator) and secondary (documents). To draw sample , both probability (stratified and simple random sampling) and non proba bility sampling techniques were used. Then, data were gathered through questionnaire 120, interviews (semi-structured) 21 and document analysis. Finally, the data were analyzed using both quantita tive (frequencies and percentages ) and qualitative data analysis techniques. Following these procedures, the study has revealed the following findings: literacy skills were conceived differently by the project workers and beneficiaries ’ i.e. while the project workers view literacy as the acquisition of the 3Rs, the beneficiaries focused on the functionality of the literacy skills. And, the incentives given to them were found to be inadequate compared with their tasks. In addition, the project used literacy materials prepared by education bureau for teaching children to teach the young people and the activity of the project in the area of creating literacy environment was very weak. The changes observed on the lives of beneficiaries as the result of joining the project were insignificant, except the changes in the life skills. Besides, participants ’ frequent absenteeism and the mismatch between what the learners want to learn and what the project want to teach were found to be serious challenges. It was concluded that the understanding of project regarding literacy was very out dated and as a result it failed to train and motivate facilitators and most significantly, failed to consider the wonderful needs of its beneficiaries economically. Therefore, it has been recommended that the project need to develop the more recent understanding of literacy, its approaches and the existing gap between the needs and priorities of the project and beneficiaries must be filled to empower economically.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Vincent Mpoza
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 07:39
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 07:39

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item