Literacy India

Enables underprivileged sections of society to access quality education also providing vocational skill training to enable employment

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About

  • Headquarters

    Gurgaon, Haryana

  • Since

    1997

Literacy India is working to empower underprivileged sections of society to come up in life focusing on the 4E’s of education, employability, empowerm Read moreent and environment. It envisions making women, youth and children from backward communities self-sufficient through making education accessible to all, creating a platform for digital learning and empowering them with employable skills.

Impact

Literacy India has reached and transformed the lives of 3,48,452 children, 1,61,860 women and 1,40,600 youth with 8 programmes.

Vision & Mission

Literacy India was established in 1996 as a nonprofit organization with the primary objective
of providing education, employ-enablement and empowerment to underprivileged children, youth and woman; now evolved to include environmental sustainability. Literacy India with its 4Es are both powerful and paramount in transforming lives and communities. Education being the primary focus of the organization, is reinforced with a variety of vocational skills and alternative models of education that are relevant, holistic and enriching.

Vision

Literacy India empowers underprivileged children, youth and women by making them self-sufficient. With the 4Es – Education, Empowerment, Employability and Environment – forming the core of what we do, we reach out to the underserved across India and help them gain access to value education and learn a variety of vocational skills.

The Change We Want

- Create awareness on the importance of education for underprivileged children, women and youth.

- Improve their employability and earning capacities for a better quality of life.

- Positively impact self-reliant people and small entrepreneurs through a holistic combination of knowledge and skill development.

To keep our students in step with the fast-evolving world around them, we are constantly innovating, finding newer ways of exposing students to more innovative and non-traditional methods of learning, making the process fun, exciting, inspiring, and achievable. Our goal is to motivate them and enthuse them to excel.

Mission
Literacy India is focused on bringing about a qualitative change by providing holistic education and making sure it reaches one and all. We have pioneered a new model of education which combines typical classroom sessions with environmental learning. We have created a platform that exposes students to possibilities and the scope to learn from and operate in the relevant socio-cultural environment. Our platform nurtures untapped talent and allows it to realize its full potential. Through our projects, we constantly strive to create an encouraging and empowering environment where underprivileged children, women and youth are provided opportunities to build their personality and hone skills.

Donor History

Teleperformance Global Services Private Ltd, CRM Services India Private Ltd, KPMG, United Way Delhi, DELL

Programs

  • Vidyapeeth Programme

    District
    State

    Is a programme affiliated with the National Open School and acts as a full-time schooling programme for children from low-income communities. The programme focuses on providing nutrition to the children through free mid-day meals, encourages usage and learning of technology, improves leadership skills, engages students in sports, extra-curricular and community activities and also guides them to a better future through imparting functional vocational courses.

  • Pathshala Programme

    The Pathshala Programme has been conceived for children who may not have access to education at all. It sets out to educate such children and allow them to join mainstream education in future. The programme employs activity-based learning processes, to facilitate children who may be coming from different economic backgrounds and may not have had any formal education, to grasp concepts.

    Bridge classes are held regularly to help the children catch up with their studies. Digital learning is also part of the curriculum to familiarise the children with technology. Counselling sessions and career guidance sessions are also held to inform the children of opportunities for the future.

  • Gurukul Programme

    Focuses on bringing education within the reach of tribal and remote communities. It acts to empower children from underprivileged sections to stand up against social evils like child marriage, transportation challenges, non-acceptance of the significance of education, and where parents are unable to aid their children in learning.

    Talented students are identified and sponsored to complete their education in English medium private and Government schools in addition to supporting them to pursue vocational and job-oriented courses.

  • Rain Water and Solar Programme

    Literacy India has launched an environmental project in 2019-20 to initiate groundwater recharge. Partnering with volunteers from Mastercard, it has started three rainwater harvesting systems in Gurgoan, Haryana, Vadodara, Gujrat and Jhalawar Rajasthan.

    To reduce emissions due to the burning of fossil fuels the organisation installed a ten-kilowatt solar panel at its premises in 2017 which is to date providing the required energy to sustain its operations.

  • Karigari Programme

    This programme focuses on the concept of ‘Earn while you learn'. It attempts to provide skills to women that can be used to earn an income and be self-reliant. The beneficiaries of this programme are selected through community surveys and are admitted into a training process. Vocational training is provided to the women and on successful completion, are awarded certificates.

    These trained women and youngsters are placed in garment factories, export houses, private companies, corporate houses, beauty parlours and so on as per their relevant skills. Some even start their own businesses with an interest-free loan provided by Literacy India.

  • Vidyapeeth

    State

    Literacy India’s flagship programme, Vidyapeeth, aims to make quality education accessible to all with a special emphasis on holistic development of children hailing from the lowest economic strata of society.Vidyapeeth focuses on effectively sustaining the interest of the students through the use of multimodal approach to learning to strengthen the academic base and lay the foundation for future employability. Additionally, the project addresses a child’s nutritional and healthcare needs, engages the guardians, emphasises on self-expression through various forms of art, offers vocational training, and raises awareness about one’s civic and social rights and responsibilities. Affiliated to the National Open School, the Vidyapeeth centre functions as a full-time schooling programme at Bajghera village, New Palam Vihar, Gurugram, and offers the following infrastructural facilities for classes Pre-KG to XII.

  • Gyantantra Digital Dost

    According to Literacy India’s assessment, inadequacies of the elementary education system principally contribute to poor learning outcomes in children attending government schools.The Gyantantra Udbhav (Digital Dost) programme has been successfully implemented in government primary schools, and is also being utilised by NGO partners, across 100+ Locations in Delhi NCR, Rajasthan, Noida UP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Ladakh, Odisha, Jharkhand & West Bengal to reduce the learning gap in children. GDD integrates knowledge with life-skills through additional self-help modules on varied topics like child abuse, importance of maintaining basic hygiene, gender-neutral division of tasks, and health issues including HIV-positive symptoms. These modules positively impact the immediate families of the learners, as well as the wider community, through permeation of personal and social good practices.

Impact Metrics

  • Children Enrolled

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 1500000
    • 2020-21 400000
    • 2021-22 410829
  • Youth Trained for Skills

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 14500
    • 2020-21 150900
    • 2021-22 155900
  • Women Impacted

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 100000
    • 2018-19 10000
    • 2020-21 211500
    • 2021-22 236029
  • No of Children Impacted

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 1063
    • 2020-21 1400
    • 2021-22 1827
  • No of Students Enrolled

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 2160
    • 2020-21 4500
    • 2021-22 4000
  • No of Children Impacted

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 1063
    • 2020-21 1400
    • 2021-22 1827
  • No of Students Enrolled

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 2160
    • 2020-21 4500
    • 2021-22 4000

Theory of Change

At Literacy India we have always focused on addressing the most pressing resource challenges of the communities around us. Our purpose stems from building a sustainable and empowered future for our beneficiaries. Through our multi-focal approach to capacity building across age groups, we have initiated and enhanced our projects in line with our commitment to long-term value creation and the philosophy of ‘Creating Value for the Community’.

Our motto of ‘education with a purpose’ focuses on transforming the way students learn, using of technology as a tool, and gives access to quality education to underprivileged children in government schools, private schools, and even out-of-school children.

While working with children, we realized that women can drive change at the grassroot level when empowered with skills that lead to sustainable income generation. Our skill development projects have helped thousands of women beneficiaries overcome social resistance and economic inadequacies that affect their growth. Literacy India’s programs for women and youth are sustainable, scalable and upgradable and have been successful in creating empowered communities by empowering individuals.

We are committed to making education and skill development accessible and more inclusive for every individual. We are equally committed to creating awareness in individuals regarding their contribution in creating a sustainable future for all. Through solar power, rainwater conservation and waste recycling projects, Literacy India has created a symbiotic ecosystem of resources, opportunities and products that is mindful of utilisation of natural resources and recycling of waste in our communities.

Leadership Team

  • Air Marshal Denzel Keelor

    Chairperson

  • Captain Indraani Singh

    Founder – Managing Trustee

  • Sohit Yadav

    Project Director

  • Indraani Singh Grewal

    CEO & Managing Trustee

  • Sanjay Joshi

    Executive Director (Operations)

  • Satya Prakash Singh

    Project Director

  • Sanghamitra Chanda

    Project Director

Demographics & Structure

  • No. of Employees

    100+

  • Strength of Governing Body

    5

  • Diversity Metrics

    62% women

M&E

  • Internal, External Assessors

    Yes

Policies

  • Ethics and Transparency Policies

    Yes

  • Formal CEO Oversight & Compensation Policy

    Yes

Political & Religious Declarations

  • On Affiliation if any

    No

  • On Deployment Bias if any

    No

Organisation Structure

Organisation Structure

Yes

Awards & Recognitions

- Godfrey Philip special award for Bravery in social cause
- Women Achievers Award, 2009, by International Congress of Women
- 2014 Limca book s people of the year award
- ‘Power to Excel’ award by India@75 - CII,NSDC initiative for "Indha" a literacy India initiative which focuses on empowering women by giving them livelihood
- Stri Udhyamita Samman Award by Gandhi Smiriti 2015
- 2015 Hall of the Fame award by Civil Society
- 2018 Bhamashah Award
- 2019 Bhamashah Award
- DMA All India Women Entrepreneurs Award 2021
- Women Of Excellence Award 21 by Indian Times
- High Flyers 50

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAATL0376J

  • Registration ID

    No. 942 in Book No. 4 Vol. No.1730

  • VO ID / Darpan ID

    DL/2017/0165481

  • 12A

    AAATL0376JE20214

  • 80G

    AAATL0376JF20214

  • FCRA

    231660156

  • CSR Registration Number

    CSR00000061

Location

  • Headquarters

    J-1365 Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, 122017

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Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Trust

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.97,717,106
    Expenses
    Rs.87,419,432
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.3,496,777
    Program Expenses
    Rs.83,922,655
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  • 2020-21

    Income
    Rs.86,474,560
    Expenses
    Rs.77,191,541
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.4,631,492
    Program Expenses
    Rs.72,560,049
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  • 2021-22

    Income
    Rs.94,063,139
    Expenses
    Rs.98,179,450
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.6,872,561
    Program Expenses
    Rs.91,306,889
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