An adult literacy project sponsored by ChildFund India and Janpriya Sewa Sansthan, a local NGO, was featured recently on the front page of Times of India, the most widely read English language newspaper in India. It is one of the world’s largest newspapers with a circulation of more than 3 million.
The literacy program began in 2004 and targeted an area of India known for high illiteracy rates. More than 700 women aged 15-35 were selected for the program. Out of that group 60 percent have achieved basic skills of reading and writing; nearly 98 percent can read and sign their names.
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