Literacy India is focused on bringing about a qualitative change in the lives of underprivileged children by giving a different meaning to education. We are looking at transforming the education landscape by introducing innovative methods of education to give children a wider canvas of exposure in a socio-cultural environment. Literacy India established believes that every person has a dream, has created an environment where the children are encouraged to develop their own personality.
Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. Edgar Cayce
By Capt. Indraani Singh Managing Trustee and Sohit Yadav Project Manager
Name of Beneficiary: Rekha Devi
Age: 17 years
Project Location: Bajghera Village New Palam Vihar Gurgaon
Education: school drop out 3rd class
Rekha is a 17 year old girl lady already gifted with a girl child. She is from U.P. She was married off at the age of 14. After marriage, she migrated from UP to Palam Vihar and found to her shock that her husband is a poor vegetable vendor. He and his brother stay in a small shanty room. Most women in the slum work as domestic help in the neighborhood. She found herself in paradise lost. Back in her village, she used to study in Class V and dreamt of continuing her studies. With a broken heart, she started working as domestic help. However, her willingness to study ultimately found a way when she joined LI’s Gyantantra program. She was very fast to pick up and she is now at the stage where she can be mainstreamed into class VIII. She joined LI in October, 2012. For two months, she spent 3 hours every day learning through Gyantantra. Today, she can even write essays.
She has a dream to educate her child. She is planning to enroll herself into NIOS for class VIII as well as in Computer course. She will not resign herself to the life of a domestic help. She would like to be a teacher one day.
Name of Beneficiary: Kavita Kumari
Project Location: Bajghera Village Gurgaon Haryana
Age: 18 years
Education: School drop out
Kavita Kumari hails from Bajgerah and joined Gyantantra at the LI centre in her village. She is 18 years old and a school dropout. She has forgotten everything she learnt in school. She used to come to our recycled paper unit at Bajgerah and helped prepare paper craft. She is very skilled and smart in her work. She felt that if she could read or write, she could be a better product maker and designer. With this in mind, she started using Gyantantra. Her main intention is to clear the board exam for class V, Class VIII and Class X. If she completes those she can be enrolled in paper designing courses.She is very good at both reading and writing. As she had once been to school, she could recollect everything very fast and she is now very good at using the computer as well as reading and writing Hindi and Mathematics. She is struggling with English. However, with her strong effort, she should be able to do it.
Name of Beneficiary: Jayanti Devi
Project Location: Bijwasan New Delhi
Age: 39 years
Education: Never gone to school
Jayanti Devi came to Delhi from Bihar. She has four children and her husband is a daily wage labour. She is staying in Ambedkar Colony at Bijwasan in Delhi. Her 3 children are coming to Literacy India’s Centre for remedial classes. Jayanti Devi never had been to school. She had urge to learn how to read and write along with some vocational education , she got to know that Literacy India is running vocational training on stitching and tailoring in the centre where education is a part for those who were drop out or never been to school. She joined the center to learn stitching and became a part of Digital Learning for Adult Litercy. She has completed 6 months course in adult literacy which had been largly IT based. , which not only made her literate but also computer savvy.She has become all rounder beneficiary of Bijwasan.