Reading and writing are important elements in our daily lives. When individuals learn to read, write, do basic math and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, reduce health care costs and find sustainable jobs that ultimately change lives.
The Jeevan Asha Adult Literacy Program (ALP) was initiated in 1999, with eight women to promote literacy among the poor and the lower income groups by teaching them basic literacy skills.
In the course of teaching, volunteers also work on building their soft skills, self-confidence, team work, discipline, punctuality etc.
Through this initiative the lives of over 70 women have been transformed. This enhanced skill has bolstered their self-esteem and motivated them to participate in decision-making. It has added to their sense of self-worth, value and identity. And this has empowered women to improve their livelihood bringing increased opportunities