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‘Freedom from Illiteracy: Each One Teach Ten’ TWEET Launches National Level Literacy Campaign The Women Education and Empowerment Trust (TWEET), one of the implementing organizations of the ‘Vision 2026’ project, has started a novel national-level year-long campaign ‘Freedom from Illiteracy: Each One Teach Ten’. The campaign aims at providing illiterate adult women across the country with functional literacy. TWEET is a national-level NGO based in New Delhi established for executing women empowerment initiatives under ‘Vision 2026’- a flagship project implemented by seven NGOs including TWEET. Vision is a decade-long program to bring about sustainable change in the socio-economic status of marginalized and deprived communities in the country. Right from its inception, Vision has been implementing numerous programs for illiteracy eradication. The campaign was launched on 7th August 2022 by Rahamathunnissa A, Chairperson, TWEET, at the Press Club of India, New Delhi in the presence of Shaista Rafat, General Secretary, TWEET and Dr. Sharnas Muthu, Treasurer, TWEET. “The major mission of the ‘Freedom from Illiteracy: Each One Teach Ten’ campaign is to engage educated women all over the country to volunteer for the initiative, educating at least 10 illiterate adult women and creating a remarkable impact on their lives,” Rahamathunnissa said launching the initiative. India’s National Literacy Mission defines literacy as acquiring the skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic and the ability to apply them to one’s day-to-day life. According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) 2019-21, the literacy rate amongst adult women (15-49 years) in the country stands at 71.5% while the literacy rate of adult men is 87.4%. According to Dr Sharnas Muthu, the one-year-long program’s purpose will work at multiple levels, with the first level being implemented through tie-ups with different organizations including civil society, NGOs, governmental organizations, clubs, local leaders and educational institutions. Using existing social work and educational schemes and through the education departments of different universities, the program will find volunteers and also tap into the capacity of NGOs at the local level. Additionally, changemakers in society will be taken on board as volunteers. The reach of the program will be broadened through other flagship programs of Vision 2026 such as the Model Village Project and Nagrik Vikas Kendras.
KNOW YOUR PIONEER
- RABIYA KV, PADMA SHRI, LITERACY ACTIVIST KV Rabiya is a social worker and literacy activist who rose to prominence for her work in the Kerala State Literacy Campaign in Malappuram district of Kerala in the 1990s. Afflicted by polio at the age of 17, she nevertheless began to work on an adult literacy campaign with other like-minded people. She later started a volunteer organisation, Chalanam (motion), and continues to serve as its President. Her autobiography, Swapnangalkku Chirakukalundu (Dreams have wings) was released in April 2009.