Project #11151


by Literacy India
Sep 11, 2012

Literacy India- Hope and Opportunity of Education




Literacy India: Literacy India as NOT FOR PROFIT organization , encourages potential women entrepreneurs to come forward, establish their ventures and become self-sufficient through training interventions; exposes them to appropriate technologies, extends support to existing women entrepreneurs; and, organizes training /workshops to promote interactions between women entrepreneurs and local market , Demand , need , facilitate creation and development of business enterprises. Mainstreaming Adult Girl Child and Women (especially drop-out, non school going) into functional education through Gyantantra (Digital Learning for preparing girls to return to school or completion of Academic through NIOS (those who are in the proper age) and open school and facilitating them into the education with purpose through entrepreneurship model.


Hope and Opportunity of Education 


Afrin Khatun


By Capt. Indraani Singh Managing Trustee and Sohit Yadav Project Manager 


Name of Beneficiary:  Afrin Khatun


Age: 15 years


Project Location: Bijwasan Village New Delhi


Education: school drop out 3rd class 


Afrin Khatun 15 years old belongs to very poor family and minorities community. Being born in the Minority Community, she has faced discrimination as girl child. She had been to school; however she became drop out at the early stage. She was being engaged to look after and up bring her siblings. She has five siblings. Father was only earning members in family and working as carpenter.

She has been enrolled under project Nandini at Literacy India’s Learning Centre Bijwasan. She has a level of zero. She totally forgot Varnamala what she knew earlier.. She was regularly practicing Gyantantra. Last three months she was using Gyantantra for 2 hours per day. At present she is being upgraded into the position of class IV level. She can easily be able to mainstream in class V – VII during academic year 2013-2014..  She is comfortable Hindi Varnamala and Mathematics; she has learnt Word formation, Spelling, construction of sentence, reading of the text, addition.  She is struggling with English that needs time to pick up.

She has dream to appear in secondary examination and continue the schooling like other children.













A dream which is not dream for me its flourish my life.



Lata Yadav


 By Capt. Indraani Singh Managing Trustee and Sohit Yadav Project Manager 


Name of Beneficiary:  Lata Yadav


Project Location: Sheetala Colony slum Gurgaon Haryana


Age: 30 years


Education: 10nth pass


Once upon a time, heaps of garbage lay in the streets of Sheetla Colony. Pigs spread filth and infection in a colony of 20,000 until one day, Lata Yadav, a housewife with barely any education, decided that things must change. She gathered a large group of women and they convinced the Municipal Chairperson to appoint sweepers in the Colony. These sweepers not only clear the garbage regularly but also are paid their salaries only when the residents approve of the cleaning!

How many of us can boast of such an efficient neighborhood?
When Lata’s husband was struggling to make ends meet for the family, Lata decided to begin tailoring and joined Literacy India. Four years on, she is a faculty member at the Sheetla Colony centre, earning a decent income. She teaches multiple batches, with as many as 40 women at a time inspiring them to stand on their own feet. This is a major achievement in a community where women are frowned upon even for stepping out of their homes.
Even though she is financially stable, Lata is not complacent about it. She is chasing her long-cherished dream: To open a fashion boutique. Her neat tailoring has already earned her a strong clientele in the colony. Resources are meager yet seeing her determination Literacy India is giving Lata financial support to set up business where she will eventually appoint her own students as her personal workers.



Literacy India media coverage of Gyantantra digital Dost and Woemn empowerment program b AAJ TAK & CNN IBN special India Positive:



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Literacy India

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Indraani Singh
New Delhi, New Delhi India

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