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Let us Learn to Teach Literacy

Let Us Learn to Teach Literacy

Aao Padhna Likhna Seekhien aur Seekhayein

On Saturday 18th March the first copies of Barli Development Institute for Rural Women's literacy curriculum
"Aao Padhna Likhna Seekhien aur Seekhayein" roughly translated to English "Lets Us learn to Teach Literacy" arrived from the publishers.

This curriculum is the result of 23 years experience of teaching young rural and tribal village women who had not had the opportunity of any schooling or dropped out of school at an early stage.
These young women come to the Institute for a period of 6 months, where the are taught literacy as part of  vocational course that they are enrolled in. At the end of the 6 month training the sit a one and half hour written examination, for most of them their first experience to sit a written examination, this is conducted by
National Institute of Open Schooling In the November 2008  exam the pass rate was 93%. In May 2009 all those trainees who sat this exam passed.

This is the 3rd book that Barli has published the health curriculum was published in 2005 and is available in Hindi Marathi and English. The cutting and tailoring practical and theory was published in Hindi in 2007.
This Literacy book is published by
Macmillan Publishers India Ltd,  with the financial contribution from  Two Wings Foundation, Linz Austria.



Published by Barli Development Institute for Rural Women

To download a file containing acknowledgments, table of contents, introduction of the literacy manual and lesson1 of  "let us Learn to Teach Literacy" book in Hindi click on this box. file name: literacy.pdf. file size: 230 KB 
This book can be purchased from Macmillian India Ltd or directly from the Barli Institute, price is 260 Indian Rupees plus postage and packing. IBSN No. 0232-638600  9780230638600
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This book was released on 15th May 2009 during the 96 Graduation Ceremony  of Barli Institute's Trainees.

The Chief Guest  was Padamshree Abhay Chajlani, Chairman of Editorial board of Nai Duniya newspaper group.  and
Dr. Sunanda Jain, an eminent gynecologist and social worker.

The Deputy Director of the Institute, Ms. Anjum Sood, while introducing the Literacy Book ‘Aao Padhna Likhna Sikhen aur Sikhayen’ and the process of its development, said “it is an achievement of the Institute that this book is being released today. This book is the documentation of the experience of the last over 24 years in teaching literacy that includes exercises for the participants as well as instructions for the facilitator, it is written in such a simple language that anyone can use it for conducting literacy classes in the villages. Literacy is fundamental to the development of intellectual and social empowerment."

Shri Abhay Chajlani, while addressing the trainees said, “You are very fortunate to have been trained very systematically at Barli Institute. You will be able to pay your respects to the Institute only when you use and practice all these skills and knowledge.” He further said that three things are very important to show respect to one’s Nation – use of your own language, attire (dress), and food. You are the light of the country, maintain your cultural values, be determined, awaken the spirit of understanding in each other and make your families strong.

Dr. Sunanda Jain,  presiding over the function said that ‘When we loose wealth, it can be regained, if looses health, it is
a big loss & the biggest lost is if we have lost our character. As women you should take good care of your health as you are the holding force of their families and if you are weak the families could break apart. She also emphasized that if one looses one’s character then everything is lost. You have learnt about all three at Barli Institute; take all these three messages to help yourself and your communities. Share with others on your return to your villages.”

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