World Literacy Day message from ILP National Convenor

Dear friends,

 

On this important day, we at India Literacy Project would like to reflect on the importance of Literacy. There are two transformations we see in how we define literacy:

1. Literacy is Empowerment - being educated and literate empowers an individual in making choices for their own and their families' happiness, and in being productive citizens of the world.

2. Education in our minds has evolved from the 3Rs (Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic) to the 3Es (Education, Employment and Empowerment) . Our intervention programs embody this philosophy - the programs don't stop just at enrolment or retention, but addresses quality and sustainability via community ownership, leading to an empowered population.

The seeds we sow today will become the rich fruit bearing trees of tomorrow. We encourage everyone who believes in the cause of a literate and empowered population to visit the links below:

Literacy as a Movement of People (India Literacy Project)

http://www.ilpnet.org

International Literacy day - information

http://portal. unesco.org/ education/ en/ev.php- URL_ID=41141&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTIonfiltered= 201.html

UNESCO literacy prize winners - Rajasthan

http://portal. unesco.org/ en/ev.php- URL_ID=33384&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTIonfiltered= 201.html

Literacy Initative for Empowerment (LIFE)

LAMP

http://portal. unesco.org/ education/ en/ev.php- URL_ID=42853&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTIonfiltered= 201.html

Literacy statistics

http://www.uis. unesco.org/ ev.php?URL_ ID=5204&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTIonfiltered= 201

On behalf of India Literacy Project,

Padmini Ranganathan