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Literacy Classes

 

The women participating in trainings provided by SEWA Academy were both literate and illiterate, from different areas of city and villages. The illiterate women articulated the words that "We would like to study"! With this SEWA members expressed their aspiration to educate themselves. SEWA memberís enthusiasm led to initiation of Literacy Class in 1992. The members sought education, which was easy to understand and which would help them in life.

 

Class Details

The teachers are recruited from the community itself. Extensive teacherís training is imparted to them focusing on thorough development of women members. Monthly meetings are held for teachers and supervisors. The classes are arranged in the area either at the teacherís place, supervisorís place or at area centre of SEWA. The duration of the literacy classes was 6 months, but as per the requirement the classes are arranged for 1 year. The class timings are as per the convenience of the women for 2 hours daily. The ratio of the class is 20 women per class.

 

Curriculum

Curriculum developed is specific to the needs of women. The celebrations are also a part of the curriculum. Days like Womenís Day, Teacherís Day, Literacy Day, Gandhi Jayanti, etc are celebrated. Cultural programmes, exposure visits, summer camps, sports day celebration, etc form an integral part of the curriculum.

 

Akashganga

Akashganga is a magazine for the young girls initiated by SEWA Academy. The women attending literacy classes expressed the need for Akashganga Club for their daughters. Akashganga club is run on every Saturday for 2 hours. During these 2 hours, young girls read books, narrate stories, jokes and riddles.

 

Cultural Programmes

Cultural programmes are organized to present the talent of community women and girls. The women and girls, who have never been to a community hall or seen stage, participate enthusiastically. Thematic skit, folk dance Garba and Raas, adivasi dance, role play, folk music, etc are integrated in cultural programme. The cultural programme facilitates imparting important social message in subtle way.

 

 

Literacy Classes from 1992 to 2015

Year No. of Classes Women Members Teachers

1992

2

30

1

1993

14

278

6

1994

56

850

28

1995

101

1515

51

1996

108

1620

54

1997

54

810

27

1998

93

1395

42

1999

78

1170

40

2000

111

1665

83

2001

155

2325

76

2002

155

3168

103

2003

70

1400

70

2004

93

1395

60

2005

68

1020

52

2006

58

1160

55

2007

52

1040

51

2008 200 3028 132
2009 90 1715 90
 2010 175 3500 175
 2011 175 3500 175
 2012 165 3303 165
 2013 120 2411 120
 2014 82 1991 82
2015 35 875 35

TOTAL

2,310 41,164 1,773

 

 

Skill Education and Communication Centre

 

The women and adolescent girls associated with SEWA Academy engaging in different trades expressed their desire to augment their skills, which helps them get better employment opportunities. Considering this, SEWA Academy initiated Skill Education and Communication Centre in 2008. The Centres are initiated in community areas to facilitate women to save on time and transportation cost. The centre helps women lead towards self-dependence and their proficiency improves. The vocational skills like computer, embroidery, tailoring, readymade garments stitching, bead work, electric work, beauty care, yoga, khatla work, hair brooch making, etc are imparted at the centre.

 

Skill Education and Communication Centre from 2008 to 2015

Year No. of Classes Women Members Teachers
2008 17 306 17
2009 13 291 13
 2010 10 197 10
 2011 48 928 48
 2012 58 1225 58
 2013 27 555 27
 2014 23 558 23
2015 28 568 28

TOTAL

224 4,628 224

 

 

 

 

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