Unable to read and left widowed by an alcoholic husband who died of malaria,
People living in targeted villages are desperate and illiterate. They are destined to be nothing, destined to become nothing, and destined to have nothing in the eyes of their neighbors. They usually live on the outskirts of their villages or in slums. Their children do not attend school.
Their typical dwellings are 6′ x 10′ and made of mud walls and bamboo sticks that hold up a roof made of leaves. Many huts have no electricity, and no beds or toilets. Five to eight people will live together in one of these huts.
CONSEQUENCES OF ILLITERACY
Economic loss and poverty.
Staggering health problems with much sickness and disease.
Absence of population control.
Exploitation on all levels.
Empower students to become agents of change and examples for surrounding villages
Rehabilitate entire villages through literacy, awareness of social issues, economic and spiritual uplift.
Transformation of people living in the villages as physical, social, economic, and behavior dimensions of their lives are dramatically improved.
OUR SOLUTION – LITERACY PROGRAMS FEATURING MORAL & SPIRITUAL UPLIFT
Dr. Joyce Scott, a 50-year missionary, developed a literacy ministry in which classes meet 2 hours per night, 5 nights per week for 10 months. When people complete this course, many can read at a 5th grade level.
As they practice reading they also learn about:
Basic health and personal hygiene.
Nutrition and proper diet.
Pre- and Post- natal care.
Self-help skills resulting in financial improvement.
Government programs for the poor.
AIDS prevention, leprosy care, and alcoholism recovery
Each graduate receives a book of their own after completing the class.
The literacy primers are available in all 17 major languages in India.
Since 1984, our indigenous partner has partnered with over 600 churches and social organizations in 33 states and 7 union territories in India to promote literacy and spiritual growth among the illiterates.
Results of Literacy Program
As the literacy program completes in a village, noticeable differences can be witnessed including:
Sanitation and health are improved.
Knowledge of rights improves living conditions.
Less physical and emotional abuse occurs.
Students learn forestry and plant trees.
Children go to school, and there is a decrease in child labor.
Pride in self and community coming from knowing each person is of value.
Decrease in number of child marriages.
Why should You support a Literacy Rehabilitation Project?
You, your church, or your organization can be responsible for the rehabilitation of your own specific village in South Asia. The program is tracked on a regular basis and annual reports are sent to you.
The success rate is phenomenal
Approximately 90% of students in the Literacy classes complete the 10-month program.
The program multiplies itself
30% are formally involved in the ‘Each One Teach One’ program. Each person becoming literate in India will impact 5 others to become literate, perpetuating education.
Literacy courses teach students to help themselves
Self-help skills are taught along with basic instruction in finance. Daily wages increase 40% after literacy.
Helps downtrodden women
The majority of students are female.
Basic health instruction is given to prevent disease
The World Health Organization has said in 5 years India will have more cases of AIDS than any other nation in the world.
Moral, Ethical, & Social Improvement
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