Life-long Learning

GMRVF runs community libraries at several locations. These are accessed by all sections of the community. These libraries act as information centers as well as education/career counseling forums. The Foundation runs several Adult Literacy Centers and conducts legal awareness sessions etc. specially focusing on women.

Highlights

10 night schools are run regularly in different locations.

Remarkable progress is observed in the ability to read and write among many women who have never attended a school and has also resulted in social bonding among peers.

The night schools are used as a platform to create awareness on various health, societal and community issues.

Recently, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation joined hands with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to implement Computer Based Functional Literacy (CBFL) program for adults, and currently 10 CBFL Centers are operational benefiting about 150 adults.

Case Study

In Ramdurg, the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation-initiated Youth Club volunteered to conduct adult literacy classes. The room for conducting the classes was provided free by the community. 3 youth from the Youth Club are taking classes in the evenings on a rotation basis. Foundation follows Adult Literacy module of the State Government of Karnataka. Apart from providing education, the Youth Club volunteers are encouraging the community members attending the classes to take up some income generating activities. Thus, these adult literacy classes are serving as forums both for learning and earning.

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