|Literacy Centre Programme
WEIV has opened 8 Literacy Centres for illiterate adolescent girls aged 13 to 18 years who are not in the education system because their families need them for domestic work, to help work on the land, or in other ways earn money for their family. They come from the poorest families and no fees are charged.
Factors prevailing against education of girls:
A two year commitment is required to educate the girls in basic Hindi/English/Arithmetic. Most are interested in English, but Hindi is the main learning medium.
Classes are held from 10am till 2pm, enabling girls to complete family chores prior to coming and after leaving the Centre.
Some girls attend classes, so then other girls become interested.