Overwhelming response for literacy programmes in Kerala
In the past two years, nearly 10,000 tribal people have been benefited by literacy programmes in Kerala; thanks to an epoch-making drive by a government agency. Statistics show that a total of 9,975 tribal people have been benefited from three such programmes implemented by the Kerala State Literacy Mission (KSLM) in villages across the southern State during 2017-2019.
There has been a nine-fold increase in the number of beneficiaries from the literacy programmes during the period, compared to 2015-2017. The initiatives – Wayanad Literacy Equivalency programme, Attappadi Literacy Equivalency and Samagra – were launched to make an impact in the lives of the marginalised people through the literacy drive.
“Of the total beneficiaries, 7,565 were women. As many as 4,309 tribal people were covered under the Wayanad Literacy Equivalency programme, implemented in the socially- and economically-backward hamlets of Wayanad,” P.S. Sreekala, director, KSLM, said.