We decided almost a decade ago to introduce this program in which we try to make a very quick improvement in the ability of an adult to read, write and do basic mathematical calculations. We take a completely illiterate person and within 56 days, they can read, write and do basic arithmetic. However, if we leave them at that we realise that after a certain amount of time, there was a certain amount of loss of memory of what they have learnt. For this issue, we introduced a reading club called Gyan Chaupali, which is a supervised reading club where they have access to all kinds of literature, books and activities where not only can they practice what they have learnt but also improve upon it. The total amount of time taken for the course and Gyan Chaupali is around 6 months and with that we have a totally new person. A citizen who can improve their own lives, their children’s lives, ther families’ lives and contribute to the community.
Dr. Ashok Khosla
Chairperson, DA Group