Guragoan - 122017
Tel: 91-124-5071223 , 124-5070692
Contact: Capt. Indraani Singh
Purpose: Art and culture, Child Labour, Child welfare, Community Development, Development(General), Education, Employment, Poverty, Rural Development
Aim/Objective/Mission: In 1996, Indraani Singh founded Literacy India, a non-profit, charitable organization. In doing so, she gave many slum and street children freedom from begging, forced labour and exploitation. From its first beginnings in Gurgaon, Haryana, Literacy India has come a long way. It provides basic education, learning through theatre, and serves a basic meal to the children while they are school. Its aim is to ensure the children are brought up to a standard where they can effortlessly join mainstream schools – both public and government. The teams at Literacy India have a three pronged strategy: 1. Awareness –( Jagrukta) 2. Shiksaarth ( Theatre in education workshops 3. Pathshala ( open school) They have a non-formal school – Vidyapeeth and offer vocational training in the `Karigar’ module. Nearly 170 children benefit from Literacy India’s programmes.