You are helping your teachers in implementing the Literacy Programme in your area .

You are helping your teachers in implementing the Literacy Programme in your area . The students of other schools want to know the methods you have employed to make the scheme a grand success . Prepare a report in about 20 lines explainig how you have gone about preparing for and conducting the programme .

                                                    Adult Literacy Shibir at St. Agnes School

Nashik , January 19 : The Adult Literacy Campaign conducted by St. Agnes School is quite a hit . The brainchild of the Principal , Sr. Mary Kutti , the classes are attended by 200 men and women above the age of 40 who come each evening on week days . It began with the students of Stds . IX and X making a survey of the town shortlisted almost 1200 adults who were uneducated . 723 of these were women . Then began the motivation programme . Students would first go to the respective homes and try to motivate the adults concered . If this failed , they would go with the teachers .

It is heartening to note that there are about 200 adilts students but the emphasis is on trying to enrol some more .  The fund for books and other materials comes from the sale of newspaper , old clothes and the like . Donations from parents and sponsors have also helped in a big way . Classes are conducted from 6.30 p.m to 8p.m. on the school premises . Different students take up teaching on different days . Sr. Mary Kutti has drawn up the syllabi to the taught . It essentially consists of the three R’s . There is no homework and no examination . The adult – students are also encouraged to talk about themselves . Teaching is done in the mother tongue .

At present , there are four classes , one each in Hindi , Marathi , Konkani  and Malayalam . May the noble efforts of all those involved in this laudable project be crowned with success .