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Gyaandaan - Support Rural Adult Literacy Initiative
of Rs.25,000
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  • Rotaract

    Created by

    Rotaract Club Of Mumbai Shivaji Park
  • RC

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Rotaract Club of Mumbai Shivaji Park

    from Hanuman Nagar, Palghar, Maharashtra


We, at the Rotaract Club of Mumbai Shivaji Park are enthusiastic young adults between the age group of 18-30 years and strive to serve the society at different levels and avenues of service via various initiatives that make small but significant contributions in promoting social justice, equality and world peace. To know more about us and what we do, please visit our Website and profiles on Facebook and Instagram

In a country like ours, everyone is a spectator but no one wants to take action. We all want change but how willing are we to actually change ourselves for the betterment of our society. RCMSP has done it in the past, and has now come back with an even bigger project where we will be the change that we want to see in the world. We are going to aim towards increasing the Adult Literacy Rate one step at a time

 We need your support to take the first step, which would be our Adult Literacy drive at Hanumanagar Village, Palghar District, Maharashtra. The small village with 266 families and a total population of 1691 people, has a perturbing 2% Adult Literacy rate. The even more shocking fact is that the entire area has just one school to provide education. 

We need your valuable contribution for our campaign  to be successful. The funds collected will be used for all expenses incurred during the course of the 3 months long campaign, right from educational kits for the participants to training and travelling expenses for our volunteers to incentives for the participants from the village who would generally prefer working instead of attending the workshop due to their financial needs.

Here's why you should donate and support us for this cause:

This may seem like a simple question to answer -- adults being able to read and write, right? - but in fact educators have been puzzling and arguing over it for at least a hundred years. It encompasses reading and writing, of course, but at what level? A hundred years ago, people were considered literate if they could write their names, a qualification that would certainly be woefully inadequate today. And what about math? To be literate, do you have to be able to at least add, subtract, multiply, and divide, so you can balance your checkbook and figure your gas mileage? Do you need a certain amount of general knowledge in order to be literate? A lot of educators who use the term "cultural literacy" think so. How about people who can't speak or read or write English: are they literate, if they can read and write in their own language? And do you have an obligation to help learners understand how to use their literacy?

There are two general reasons to start an adult literacy program: to meet community need, and to support a larger initiative.

Communities can assess and interpret their own needs in a number of different ways. Once you've determined to start a program, it's necessary to take a careful look at the community and determine how many people need what kinds of literacy services. But before you look at numbers, you have to listen to the community to understand how it views the issue of literacy, and what kinds of needs resonate with its residents . Some of which might be:
Economic concerns.
Children's education.
Quality of life.

Literacy programs may be seen either as integral to the achievement of the goals of a larger community initiative (one on education, for instance), as one part of a multi-pronged approach to a community problem, or as a component of an all-out assault on poverty and other conditions that produce unwanted consequences in the community. Some initiatives that might include adult literacy services:
Violence prevention
Substance abuse prevention
Community health (either a general push toward a healthier community, or a campaign aimed at a specific health problem or concern)
Voter registration
Economic development
Job training
Anti-poverty (comprehensive initiatives including many of the above areas and others as well, designed to address the issue of poverty from many different angles)

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