Education
 India
Project #1784

Empowering women for a better tomorrow

by D VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY
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Cards Making on Teachers Day
Cards Making on Teachers Day

Dear donor,

 

We are pleased to submit the progress report of Women’s Literacy and Empowerment Program from last three months up to the present.

This project consumed a huge amount of work, research and dedication. Still implementation would have not been possible if we did not have support of individuals like you. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for helping us wage a war against illiteracy and strengthen the women of our slums.

 

At our 371 Women Literacy centers, 21,930 illiterate adult women would be taught Hindi, Arithmetic and a vocation with the help of Computer based functional Literacy Software in the FY 16-17.Your donation has helped us to purchase new computers for our beneficiaries of Literacy centers, as the women are eager to learn from the audio visual software in the computers. On every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, the center in-charge along with beneficiaries conducts rallies to make the community aware about the importance of education. In the FY16-17, 735, 2400 and 300 beneficiaries completed their literacy course in the month of July, August and September respectively at different centers.      

The women, who at the time of admission used to put their thumb impressions in the Parent teacher meetings at school of their children, have started signing the report cards now. They could now easily access their bank accounts as they can read the no. and are aware of operating their ATM cards.

 

Amarjeet Singh, a 40 year old lady who was a beneficiary of WLC of batch December 2010 to May 2011, is now working as a coordinator of Civil Line district and a teacher of a WLC at her home. She says that “I feel so proud when I teach the illiterate women of my community and dedicate my time to empower them. Everyone respects me as a Teacher which makes me feel proud and happy. I can even earn money for my children. I thank for the opportunity which Virmani Trust has provided to me.”

 

On the auspicious day of International Literacy day, the center in-charges organized a speech competition on Women Education in which the passed out and currently enrolled beneficiaries participated actively. They also wrote some quotes on Women Education and shared their experience of learning.

 

On 5th September 2016, Teacher’s day was celebrated at the centers. The passed out beneficiaries played the role of teacher and taught the women. They also shared the benefits of learning. The beneficiaries, who were not even able to hold the pen properly, made beautiful cards for their center in-charges.

 

Apart from education, Virmani trust organised Cleanliness campaign at every WLC. The center incharges along with the co-ordinators, and beneficiaries on 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month conducted rallies in their community with brooms cleaning the streets, posters shouting the slogans and making everyone aware about personal Hygiene and environmental cleanliness.

 

We would love to keep you in the loop with our emails and newsletters. You can read them on our website (www.virmanitrust.com ) too.

Anju Wadhwa, our C. E.O. is always available to set up a visit for you, or to answer any questions you may have. Don't hesitate to whatsapp her at 09268689361, or email her at anjuwadhwa70@yahoo.in.

 

Again, thank you for all you do for our beneficiaries. You are a part of their lives too.

 

Very truly yours,

Virmani Education Trust

Cleanliness Campaign
Cleanliness Campaign
Amarjeet
Amarjeet
Literacy Day
Literacy Day
Republic Day Celebrated at Women Literacy Center
Republic Day Celebrated at Women Literacy Center

“Education is the most Powerful Weapon which you can use to change the World.”                                                                                                                                            - Nelson Mandela

There can be no lasting peace or social development without education. This is the bedrock on which DVET has built its priority programme to provide education to disadvantaged women.

 

Our Vision 

Our founders Mr. Diwan Chand Virmani and Mr. Jawala Das Virmani had a vision to help in transforming the lives of the underprivileged section of our society by providing them an education.

Mission

Our Mission is to bring Happiness & Joy in the lives of the Disadvantaged and Marginalized section of society.

  • Maximize the Eradication of Illiteracy through Computer Based Program.
  • Create Awareness about Hygiene, Health and Safety.
  • Support Women of Disadvantaged Communities to gain Confidence, Respect and Honour in the society.
  • Engage with other Organizations for Transforming Lives of the Underprivileged Women

 

Over time we were able to build the Dhanpatmal Virmani Senior Secondary School, the Virmani Public School, a number of scholarship funds, a Vocational Training center and the Women’s Literacy and Empowerment Program.

“VIRMANI TRUST IS WORKING TO EMPOWER WOMEN FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.”

Since 2004, Women Literacy Program provides free education to illiterate adult women with the help of Computer Based Functional Literacy Software (a computer module developed by Tata Consultancy Services) in several centers set up in slums across Delhi/NCR and Uttrakhand. It assists to enable them to gain self respect and confidence, to manage financial issues, to read newspapers, hoardings and report cards of their children.

Stationary and Other essentials:-

We provide Stationary, Post literacy kit, News papers, an old donated computer to run CBFL program, a blackboard at every women literacy center for the beneficiaries.

 

“Economic empowerment of women strengthens families and societies.”

“Self Help Groups facilitate economic self sufficiency”

Virmani Trust along with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited runs Self Help Groups at different Women Literacy Centers where a group of 15-20 women is formed. These women deposit a small amount of money in bank and later they can take a loan for initiating self employment at a nominal interest as per their needs.

This scheme has been of immense benefit to the poor women living in the slums. 

In addition to these projects, our generous donor Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited appoints the literate women of our centers as their Brand Ambassadors in different J.J. clusters and provides them employment.

Women Brand Ambassadors move door to door creating awareness about safety issues from electric wires and make people get benefitted from Drug De-Addiction Camps and Mobile Dispensaries.

An Earn While Learn (EWL) Programme  in which the women who make the defaulter residents pay their old electric outstanding dues and install regular meters in place of illegal connections are paid an honorarium. 

 

Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust and Management Society is a not for profit organization and is supported by donations from the Virmani Family, Friends and Corporations like Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, BSES(BRPL/BYPL) and ATS Green. The generous support of our donors and sponsors has enabled us to teach approx. 40,000 women to read and write HINDI, ARITHMETIC, and a VOCATION during the last eleven years.

After opening 361 centers teaching 21,780 women annually in Delhi, we have ventured to Uttrakhand and have opened 05 centers teaching 75 women annually. Our target is to teach 30,000 women by the end of this year.

It fills us with pride & joy that illiterate women taught at our centers are now able to read the bus numbers, use a telephone, read newspapers as well as their children’s report card. They are able to attend their children’s school meetings.

We are looking for contributions for all these efforts and would be grateful for your continuous support to enable us to carry them forward. 

Greeting cards made by beneficiaries
Greeting cards made by beneficiaries
Cleanliness Campaign in Slums
Cleanliness Campaign in Slums
Amarjeet Kaur
Amarjeet Kaur

DHANPATMAL VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY

 

 

WOMEN LITERACY PROGRAMME under the title “Providing Functional Literacy to Women in India (Project No. 1784)”

 

India has 287 million illiterate adults, says a report named EDUCATION FOR ALL GLOBAL MONITORING REPORT 2013/14 by U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO.

“EDUCATION IS THE KEY FOR WOMEN TO MOVE UP THE LADDER OF SOCIETY.”

 

The Virmani Trust has in the last 10 years taught 22,370 Adult Women to read and write Hindi, Arithmetic and Vocational Skills.
VIRMANI TRUST started the Women Literacy Program in 2004 with the objective of educating the illiterate women, so that they can improve the quality of their life and the life of their entire family.

The mission of the Trust is to bring happiness & joy in the lives of the disadvantaged & marginalized section of society.

An educated woman in society:-

1. Will assist in reducing the infant mortality rate.

2. Will control the increasing population.

3. Gains self-respect and confidence.

4. Becomes aware of health issues.

5. Is able to manage financial matters.

6. Is able to travel and communicate easily.

 

Our target this year is to have 400 centres and teach 24,000 Adult Women.

Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust uses computer based functional literacy module. This is an animated software, which provides basic knowledge of Hindi alphabets and numbers for simple mathematical activities.

To start a centre, an educated lady from the community is selected and given training. Her jhuggi/home serves as a class room for the women beneficiaries of the area. Hence, the system provides a suitable space for illiterate women in their own atmosphere.


At present 362 Women Literacy Centers in and around Delhi supported by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and others are being successfully run by the Trust.

We have also introduced vocational training courses, like tailoring and beauty culture at our selected centers in New Delhi and adjoining towns, so that the women can earn a little more for their families. This will help in raising their standard of living and gain self respect in the community.

We are also providing books, magazines, newspapers and other stationary material to the beneficiaries. Also we organized Rallies for Celebrating Festivals, Annual Day.

RALLY

Beneficiaries of Women Literacy Centers also play a very important role for themselves as individuals and also for other illiterate women. They organize a Rally Programme on every Saturday in their own residential area. Due to this well organized programme, other women are also motivated and encouraged and also they are able to come out of their houses for their own benefits and for self-employment. The impact of this programme also plays an important role in women’s nature, their hesitation is reduced and Self confidence is also instilled in the women.

OUR PASSOUT BENEFICIARIES ALSO PLAY THE ROLE OF INSTRUCTORS (teachers) IN OUR CENTERS. SO THAT THEY CAN MOTIVATE OTHERS BENEFICIARIES REGARDING EDUCATION.

Case Studies

Ms. Amarjeet Kaur, a 40 year old working as a coordinator and center incharge, is very proud to be a part of Virmani Women Literacy Trust. In 2012, she lived at Sanjay Basti Timarpur, a small cluster. She joined “Praudh Shiksha Kendra” at the center of Mrs. Bala Rani as a beneficiary. She learned every subject with great enthusiasm. She continued her learning till 2013. She was appointed as the center incharge at Shyam Basti on January 2013. Her enthusiasm and excellence in work promoted her and made the co-ordinator of 25 brand ambassadors.
She is currently a member of Earn While Learn Program. She is now able to earn a plenty of money for her family.
She teaches her beneficiaries with many activities and tries to make every one literate. She also organizes rallies and different competitions at the center.
She told that she has become very confident and independent. She is extremely happy to be a part of Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust.

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 

 

 

SELF HELP GROUP Virmani Trust along with Tata Power believe that Economic Empowerment of women, strengthens families and societies. It has therefore launched Women’s Empowerment Programme to provide sustainable economic opportunities to poor women in Slum Areas. The women coming for learning have been asked to form Self Help Groups so that they can build up small savings and finance self employment. A group of 15 to 20 women belonging to our Women Literacy Center, deposit money into a bank account. The women of this group borrow from this account at a nominal interest as per their needs.

As on date, 190 such Self Help Group bank accounts have been opened. Our target is to open 300 accounts by the end of this year.

 

“ This scheme has been of immense benefit to the poor women living in the slums.”

 

Many Thanks

Anil Virmani

DHANPATMAL VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY

 

 

WOMEN LITERACY PROGRAMME under the title “Providing Functional Literacy to Women in India (Project No. 1784)”

 

India has 287 million illiterate adults, says a report named EDUCATION FOR ALL GLOBAL MONITORING REPORT 2013/14 by U.N.
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO.

“EDUCATION IS THE KEY FOR WOMEN TO MOVE UP THE LADDER OF SOCIETY.”

 

The Virmani Trust has in the last 10 years taught 22,370 Adult Women to read and write Hindi, Arithmetic and Vocational Skills.

VIRMANI TRUST started the Women Literacy Program in 2004 with the objective of educating the illiterate women, so that they can
improve the quality of their life and the life of their entire family.

The mission of the Trust is to bring happiness & joy in the lives of the disadvantaged & marginalized section of society.

An educated woman in society:-

1. Will assist in reducing the infant mortality rate.

2. Will control the increasing population.

3. Gains self-respect and confidence.

4. Becomes aware of health issues.

5. Is able to manage financial matters.

6. Is able to travel and communicate easily.

 

Our target this year is to have 400 centres and teach 24,000 Adult Women.

Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust uses computer based functional literacy module. This is an animated software, which
provides basic knowledge of Hindi alphabets and numbers for simple mathematical activities.

To start a centre, an educated lady from the community is selected and given training. Her jhuggi/home serves as a class
room for the women beneficiaries of the area. Hence, the system provides a suitable space for illiterate women in their own
atmosphere.


At present 362 Women Literacy Centers in and around Delhi supported by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and
others are being successfully run by the Trust.

We have also introduced vocational training courses, like tailoring and beauty culture at our selected centers in New Delhi and
adjoining towns, so that the women can earn a little more for their families. This will help in raising their standard of living and gain
self respect in the community.

We are also providing books, magazines, newspapers and other stationary material to the beneficiaries. Also we organized Rallies
for Celebrating Festivals, Annual Day.

RALLY

Beneficiaries of Women Literacy Centers also play a very important role for themselves as individuals and also for other illiterate
women. They organize a Rally Programme on every Saturday in their own residential area. Due to this well organized programme,
other women are also motivated and encouraged and also they are able to come out of their houses for their own benefits and for
self-employment. The impact of this programme also plays an important role in women’s nature, their hesitation is reduced and Self
confidence is also instilled in the women.

OUR PASSOUT BENEFICIARIES ALSO PLAY THE ROLE OF INSTRUCTORS (teachers) IN OUR CENTERS. SO THAT THEY CAN
MOTIVATE OTHERS BENEFICIARIES REGARDING EDUCATION.

Case Studies

Amina

Narela

I felt quite embarrassed whenever I visited the school of my children because when the teacher asked for initials in report or even when I use to go to some offices where signature was required.

Then I met Anuradhadidi who had been running a women literacy center near my area of residence where free of cost literacy was provided to the women of the community. I got myself enrolled in the course and after completion now I am able to do basic calculations associated with the small shop that I have been able to open with the assistance of my family afterwards. Sometimes I even read newspaper and magazines in which I am trying to build profound interest. I am thankful to the efforts TPDDL has been doing for the betterment of the society.

 

It fills us with pride and joy to learn that illiterate women taught at our centers are now able to read the bus destination and bus
numbers and are able to use a telephone, and read newspaper as well as their children’s report card. Also they are able to attend
their children’s school meetings. Education is very important for women, not only for them but for a whole family because
women are the mothers of the future generation.

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 

 

 

SELF HELP GROUP Virmani Trust along with
Tata Power believe that Economic Empowerment of women, strengthens families and societies. It has therefore launched Women’s
Empowerment Programme to provide sustainable economic opportunities to poor women in Slum Areas. The women coming for
learning have been asked to form Self Help Groups so that they can build up small savings and finance self employment. A group
of 15 to 20 women belonging to our Women Literacy Center, deposit money into a bank account. The women of this group borrow
from this account at a nominal interest as per their needs.

As on date, 155 such Self Help Group bank accounts have been opened. Our target is to open 300 accounts by the end of this year.

 

“ This scheme has been of immense benefit to the poor women living in the slums.”

 

Many Thanks

Anil Virmani

Vibha
Vibha

                            DHANPATMAL VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY

 

 

WOMEN LITERACY PROGRAMME under the title “Providing Functional Literacy to Women in India (Project No. 1784)”

 

There are 287 million illiterate people in India as per report published by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

 

      “EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD”

 

 The Virmani Trust has in the last 10 years taught 22,370 Adult Women to read and write Hindi, Arithmetic and Vocational Skills.

VIRMANI TRUST started the Women Literacy Program in 2004 with the objective of educating the illiterate women, so that they can improve the quality of their life and the life of their entire family.

Our mission is to bring Happiness & Joy in the lives of the disadvantaged & marginalized section of society

An educated woman in society

¨Will assist in reducing the infant mortality rate.

¨She will control the increasing population.

¨She gains self-respect and confidence.

¨She becomes aware of health issues.

¨She is able to manage financial matters.

¨She is able to travel and communicate easily.

 

 

 

                             Our target this year is to have 400 centres and teach 24,000 Adult Women.

Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust uses Computer Based Functional Literacy, animated software, which provides basic knowledge of Hindi alphabets for language and numerals for mathematical activities. To start a centre, a lady from the community is selected and given training. Her jhuggi/Home serves as a Class Room for the women beneficiaries of the area. Hence, the system provides a suitable space for illiterate women in their own atmosphere.

 

At present 312 Women Literacy Centers in and around Delhi supported by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), BSES and others are being successfully run by the Trust.

 We have also introduced vocational training courses, like tailoring and beauty culture at our selected centers in New Delhi and adjoining towns, so that the women can earn a little more for their families. This will help in raising their standard of living and gain self respect in the community.

We are also providing books, magazines, newspapers and other stationary material to the beneficiaries. Also we organized Rallies for Celebrating Festivals, Annual Day.

                                                                                 

 

                                                                                RALLY

Beneficiaries of Women Literacy Centers also play a very important role for themselves as individuals and  also for other illiterate women. They organize a Rally Programme on every Saturday in their own residential area. Due to this well organized programme, other women are also motivated and encouraged and also they are able to come out of their houses for their own benefits and for self-employment. Because of Rally Program, we found very good result. Hesitate women will also motivated and come forward to get admission in our Literacy Centres. Even their families also agree who were against earlier.

OUR PASSOUT BENEFICIARIES ALSO PLAY THE ROLE OF INSTRUCTORS (teachers) IN OUR CENTERS. SO THAT THEY CAN MOTIVATE OTHERS BENEFICIARIES REGARDING EDUCATION.

                                                                 

 

 

                                                                             CASE STUDY

Vibha

Bhalaswa Dairy

“ Since I hail from a backward village Inever got a chance to go to school. After getting married, I invested all my energy into household chores. One day, I learned about Women Literacy Classes being held in my neighborhood by TPDDL and I decided to enroll in the program. Today, I am well versed with alphabets, words, numerals and can read bus numbers, electricity bills, newspapers and magazines. I now feel a sense of empowerment.”  

She is very thankful to Women Literacy Centers being run by Virmani Trust and TATA Power Delhi Distribution Limited.

 It fills us with pride and joy to learn that illiterate women taught at our centers are now able to read the bus destination and bus numbers and are able to use a telephone, and read newspaper as well as their children’s report card. Also they are able to attend their children’s school meetings. Education is very important for women, not only for them but for a whole family because women are the mothers of the future generation.

 

                               “IF YOU EDUCATE A MAN, YOU EDUCATE AN INDIVIDUAL

                              BUT IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A NATION.”

 

                                           

                                                                   SELF HELP GROUP

Virmani Trust along with Tata Power believe that Economic Empowerment of women, strengthens families and societies. It has therefore launched Women’s Empowerment Programme to provide sustainable economic opportunities to poor women in Slum Areas. The women coming for learning have been asked to form Self Help Groups so that they can build up small savings and finance self employment. A group of 10 to15 women belonging to our Women Literacy Center, deposit money into a bank account. The women of this group borrow from this account at a nominal interest as per their needs.

As on date, 155 such Self Help Group bank accounts have been opened. Our target is to open 300 accounts by the end of this year.

 

                “ This scheme has been of immense benefit to the poor women living in the slums.”

 

 

 

 

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"
Mahatma Gandhi

Many Thanks

Anil Virmani

 

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Location: DELHI - India
Website: http:/​/​www.virmanitrust.com
Project Leader:
anil virmani
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