In Dahod district, illiterate women are studying with a slat pen

Dahod, 07 March 2020

The Dahod district Continuing Education Department has given literacy to 4000 illiterate women in 4 talukas of the district under the Literacy Project started in the year 2019. 100 women from 10-10 villages of Dhanpur, Limkheda, Garbada and Zalod talukas have been taught a course from 1 to 3 standard for three months. In Dahod district, female literacy rate is below 50%.

Under this pilot project, illiterate women are given an understanding of hygiene, health, road safety, traffic rules, children’s education besides general calculations like reading and writing and subtraction. One of the 20 illiterate women is appointed as a volunteer teacher with a standard 12 pass or higher.

Time and place are chosen to suit women. Which can be 7 to 8 in the morning and 8 to 9 in the evening. One hour per day for three months is taught by making a classroom in a house adjacent to all women. Materials for education such as pot-pans, literature, etc. are also provided free of charge.

The project, launched by the state government in Dahod as an ambitious district, has been very successful. The Literacy Project has been started in 10 villages of Fatepura taluka, in which Jagola, Dugra, Patwell, Nawan Talav, Ghughas, Jwesi, Fategadi, Ita, Motobara and small Borida village.