Providing Functional Literacy to Women in India

 
$6,749
$18,251
Raised
Remaining
Jan 18, 2011

Quarterly Progress Report ending December,2010

world literacy day rally in slum area
world literacy day rally in slum area

DHANPATMAL VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST AND MANAGEMENT SOCIET, ROOP NAGAR, DELHI-07

                  "Providing Functional Literacy to women in India(1784)"

                           Quarterly Progress Report ending December 2010.           Date:15.01.2011

            It has been considered and simultaneously proved that literacy has always enhanced any regions human capital. Our Adult literacy project started in 2004 with five centers and old donated computer in slum cluster around Delhi through computer based functional literacy program (CBFL) Developed by TCS, CBFL is animated software which provides basic knowledge of Alphabets, numerals and language. An educated lady from the community it self is identified as the center in charge for the cluster and her home serves as the classroom for women beneficiaries.                                                   

 The trust runs 43 Adult Literacy centers in and around Delhi. Since its inception, So far 4467 women, 44 men and 596 children have already studied. Presently 865 women and 24 young men are regularly attending learning centers as well as vocational training centers. 697 women have successfully completed their program in November 2010. Only Five women dropped out from the program. Presently forty eights women are learning alphabets, one sixty three are on words formation, one ninety four are in sentence reading & writing position, one sixty one are in paragraph and one twenty one in story reading and writing label. This is a great achievement for us because during the base line test they were at Zero level. After joining our program within six months they had become literate.

  We have organized eight training programs for staff members. We have a in house resource person (Dheerendra Sharma) to deliver the training component. 53 staff members attended the same. Monthly cluster training program on specific issues related to subject hard spots, women and girls counseling, community sensitization & other issues’ was organized in our adult literacy/ vocation training centers.

Celebration: We celebrated all the festivals at our learning centers. During the period we celebrated Independence day ( 15th August ) Raksha bandhan ( Festival for brother & sister ) in which sister ties a knot called Raksha sutra on the wrist of her brother for his welfare, world literacy day,Idu,l Fitr Durgapuja, Dussehra,Deepavali,Idul Zuha(Bakrid),Gurunanak Birthday,Muharram, Gandhi jayanti & Cristmas Day.

Case Study:  Pooja (17 year old) belongs to a very poor family. She lives in saraifoos  Mohalla near Tis hazari. She is orphan & lives with her Uncle. Her family does not have faith in educating the girl child .So she was never gone to school .But trust intervention, regular home visit and counseling   by center in charge changed her family’s approach about the girl education. Adult literacy project have changed the mindset of the family .They understood the importance of education in life as not just being a means of earning but as a tool to regulate an individual’s life effectively. The family agreed to enroll Pooja in our center at tis hazari centre .Gradually, she has turned into a regular and bright student of the center. A most motivating fact is that Jyoti & pooja has not only done very well, but has also motivated many other girls to join the E-Literacy Programme.

We would also like  to be in  tune with larger outreach efforts so that we become a part of global charitable  funding initiatives and plug in mainline organization that manage  these initiatives from across the world. We are looking for contribution for all these efforts and would be grateful for your support to enable us to carry them forward. We express our gratitude to the donors for making change in the society.

We envisioned expanding our centers, so that illiteracy from India is eradicated.

We have received Rs.20661/ as donation throught globale givenduring period from 01/04/2010 to 31/12/2010 

We thank you for your cooperation & donation.

With Regards-

Dheerendra Sharma

Email: dheerendra.dvet@ yahoo.com

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case study: Pooja
case study: Pooja
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news paper coverage
requst for opuning an adult litary centre
requst for opuning an adult litary centre
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anil virmani

New Delhi, Delhi India

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