Literacy Now Campaign
Literacy Now came out of developing e-content for literacy during the COVID period. It started with a bang in May 2022 with the signing up of 30,000 students of Grades 5 to 12 of City Montessori School, Lucknow, the World’s Largest School, and some others. We are aiming to have another 500 schools join the campaign in 2022.
Read the following Blog to understand the benefits of your students engaging in making a child or adult literate. The app is completely free to start using immediately. Costs of training and on-boarding are minor. Physical toolkits may also be provided, if required.
If you are a principal or an administrator, we invite you to join this movement to make the world foundationally literate and numerate. contact us here.
Literacy Now began as Each One Teach One Summer Campaign in 2014 with the participation of 67,000 students of 150 plus schools of Lucknow, Kanpur and Barabanki. The students of Grades 5 to 12 and some even younger students and their families participated in the campaign.
The results were so very encouraging that we replicated the Global Dream Toolkits 15 Indian languages. Nearly 1,500 schools and their 500,000 students have participated in the summer campaign between 2014 and 2019.
City Montessori School, Aliganj Campus II, Lucknow
"Literacy is one of the greatest gift a person could receive and it is our moral responsibility to give back to the society what we receive."
Literacy Now Campaign is a wonderful initiative focusing on the foundational literacy and numeracy skills for all with the motto of LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND and Quality Education i.e. SDG-4. The campaign started by Dr. Sunita Gandhi is touching and changing the life of everyone, opening the doors for new dimensions.
Ms. Samvida Adhikari
CMS Aliganj Campus II
How CMS Aliganj is implementing it?
Literacy Now Campaign is a program aiming at foundational literacy and numeracy skills. The project is running smoothly at CMS Aliganj Campus II (Junior Campus) under the guidance of Principal Ms. Samvida Adhikari since 2019. The learners are from the nearby slum area of Indranagari.
After COVID-19, the project started with the CMS Mission “VISION-2025” and Motto- “Leave No Child Behind”. The students started teaching their learners enthusiastically following the COVID protocols and are imparting education keeping in mind the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The tutors and learners are actively participating in different activities focusing on SDG-3 (Good health and Well-being), SDG-5 (Gender Equality) and SDG-10 (Reduced inequalities) other than teaching and learning. This way both are benefited for their holistic development.
“It’s a delight to teach someone; I pledge to implement this Global Dream Literacy Now program every year during my summer breaks. I love when my learner is able to read and write, it gives me immense satisfaction.”
Tanisha Singh Chandel, Class 7A
“My learner couldn’t read at all, I taught her with the help of Global Dream toolkits; to my surprise she learnt incredibly quickly and now she can read newspaper with ease. I am happy about it.”
Avika Singh, Class 7A
“I am very passionate about education, unlike me many others aren’t privileged enough, therefore, every year I take on board few learners and try to impart literacy skills in them. With the help of this program not only I have been able to achieve my dream but it was possible rather quickly.”
Alankrita Yadav, Class 8-A
“What I like the most about this program is its methodology; we have been taught ‘A’ for Apple and ‘B’ for ball, but in this methodology, they take a learner from known to the unknown and this has been really interesting for me and my learner.”
Ruqaiya Khan, Class 7A
Evidence from the implementation