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R I Significant Achievement Award winner continuous project in Literacy, easily replicable elsewhere
In India, > 37% of population belongs to low and very low income families that fail to provide conducive environment for children to develop good reading habits. Neither their schools have good functional library nor can they afford to buy books. Good reading habit is very important for growth of an individual as well as of society. Gyan Jyot is a humble effort to cultivate the same in such deprived students.
Through Gyan Jyot, these students get to read one book of their interest every week without any cost. We rotate books through unique distribution model to ensure that each deprived student gets to read new book every week. Teachers are encouraged to undertake various assessment activities based on students’ reading. We also organize competitive events in academic and non academic fields for these students.
Low Cost - High Value: 1,000,000 unique readings in one cycle at cost of merely 3000 US$ (0.003 US$ per reading). In line with South Asia Literacy mission, easily replicable.
Basic education and literacy
01 August 2012
Baroda Sayajinagari, India (Rotary Club)
Shreyans Mehta, Baroda Sayajinagari | contact
South Asia Literacy Mission
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