PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL WOMEN THROUGH ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM IN TEHSIL D.G. KHAN
This study assessed the role of adult literacy program in personal development of rural women. A sample of 330 female learners was drawn though multistage sampling. The findings showed that learners have gained awareness about various social and ethical issues. Their confidence, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills have improved. They were able to voice their opinion in domestic affairs and in affairs of relatives. They were able to take decisions about selection of health facilities, education of children, household decisions, purchasing of household items and marriage of children. Their social status within family and community has improved. Further, they were able to maintain their social relationships properly and also form new relationships or contacts. There was improvement in their confidence to voice opinion in their personal and family matters. Their ability to solve the household affairs also enhanced.