Literacy Challenge Forum as a Beacon of Light and Knowledge
She was unable to control herself when a journalist asked her about her achievements in literacy. Her eyes filled with tears as she recalled the days she spent with the people who helped her and took her out of the darkness of illiteracy to the light of knowledge and the visions that illuminated her life. Zahra bint Salman Al-Oufiya, the Omani woman who was honored at the first edition of the Literacy Challenge Forum just studied up to the fifth grade of primary school, yet she established her societal educational project in the Sultanate of Oman and devoted all she had to achieve her mission in the creation of an educated society and the eradication of illiteracy among women in her native country. She saw volunteering work as a hope and a future for a society free of illiteracy.