Adult Literacy Programme
The usefulness of distributing Bibles is limited if people can’t read. In order to facilitate every illiterate attending the church to read the Bible and grow in God, Literacy India Trust was started in the year 1984 by Late Dr. Mrs. Joyce Scott with 150 students in 5 centres. The students were from 18 to 85 years and even more… They have 2 hour class for 5 days in a week and it is for 10 months. They learn the three Rs (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic) through Adult Literacy Primers which was designed by Dr. Mrs. Scott in partnership with Literacy International. The Primers were first published in Telugu and was adapted for 8 more regional languages. The success rate of the programme is phenomenal. The programme multiplies itself as 30% of graduates are formally involved in the ‘Each One Teach One’ programme. Each person becoming literate in India will help up to 5 others to become literate, perpetuating education.
The programme also takes step to empower the community by socially and economically transforming the village. The women neo-learners who attended the literacy classes became financially independent through the thousands of sewing machines that were distributed to them. Hundreds of men who joined the literacy class were economically uplifted through the cycle rickshaws that were distributed to them. Villages with water scarcity for most of the months in a year and where the villagers had to travel long distances for safe drinking water were identified. Hundreds of bore wells were installed for the betterment of the entire village.
In a nutshell Literacy Programmes reach the community through:
• Community Empowerment Projects
• Women Groups
• Village Literacy Rehabilitation Projects
EDUCATE INDIVIDUAL!!! EMPOWER COMMUNITY!!!