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How a library and solar study lamps are helping ‘light an ignited mind’ in rural Bihar

PRAYOG (Professional Alliance for Youth Growth), an organization in India is catering to the needs of children from lesser advantaged communities by filling the deficit of infrastructure, health and education facilities in villages. PRAYOG’s library platform is currently serving to more than 400 children in the remotest part of Gopalganj district of Bihar. This library is operated by a youth volunteer.

This is very impressive and an interesting read.

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Celebrate International Literacy Day – Sept 8th

The theme of International Literacy Day 2014 is “Literacy and Sustainable Development”. Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration.[…]

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Although rates of illiteracy are dropping, the challenge remains: Some 781 million people around the globe are illiterate, according to UNESCO, and nearly two-thirds of this group are women. “The lowest literacy rates are observed in sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia.”

Improving Girls’ Education and Status in India with Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save Daughters, Educate Daughters)

A girl whose parents work in a brick kiln is watched by her teacher as she reads from a blackboard in a class in an open air school at Krishnadevpur village, north of Kolkata, February 11, 2014. On July 17, a 6-year old girl was raped in an upscale […]

How Do Early Math Skills Impact Learning to Read?

A very interesting research on how math actually helps reading.

Have you ever heard somebody say “I was never good at math” or “I’m not a numbers person”? Some people think of themselves as either a numbers person or more language oriented.  But they probably would never think that knowing basic math skills actually helps them in reading and […]

Mobile Phones and Literacy in Rural Communities

A very interesting idea and though this article is a few years old, the idea is still very valid. The PDF presentation is very informative.

mobile learning while sitting Given their low costs and increasing ubiquity, even in very poor communities, much has been written about the potential for mobile phones to aid in the delivery of ‘anytime, anywhere’ education. But what might such educational practices look like in practice? The MILLEE project  ( […]