Literacy – For CARES as of its “Education” Policy and Concept; LITERACY is not merely making people to be able to read and write with letters or language scripts alone, but CARES visualize and go beyond it to teach the rural and urban women and girls to be literate on Mobile Phone Usage, Operating Apps, Social Media literacy, Financial Literacy, Opening Bank Accounts & procedures/schemes/savings etc, Information & Sharing medias/ accesses, Online Applications, Using Apps/Mobile/Social Media to get informed/sharing of information, Pension Planning, Health Tips to Mobiles, Rupay/Online payments, Computer/Internet/E-Mails literacy, Credit/Debit Card use, Password Protection, Monthly/Weekly budget planning Literacy, online/mobile redressal/emergency assistance (100,101,104,108, WH numbers, online websites etc.) and such many basics of life.
According to Census 2011, Literacy rate of India is 74.04% and he Male literacy rate is 82.14% and Female literacy rate is 65.46% only; a great disparity and inequality in between. See the situation in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Literacy rate is 67.66 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 75.56 percent while female literacy is at 59.74 percent. In urbanized centers, 62% of women use their own handsets, but in rural regions the figure is under 37%. In Andhra Pradesh only 29.4 women have access to mobile phones!! And ICT is very low even below 10% only for women!!!
See the situation in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Literacy rate is 67.66 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 75.56 percent while female literacy is at 59.74 percent. How pathetic it is, shamefully even much lower than the national rate!!! Hence it is a challenge for CARES to make the women and girls to be “LITERATE” not only simply on how to read but to have knowledge or literacy on all life basics as of men to have better plan, discerning power, independent thinking/volition to change their “fate” towards development and empowerment.
And in other areas reservation, bank account, redressel mechanism reaches out, freedom, internet use, social media accounts/profiles, personal savings and such many basics, women are so backward that only men can have accesses, it is considered often women are not “allowed” if then, they will ‘ruin “their life, children, family and men’s too! When Men do these all, nothing will happen!! Thus CARES run Literacy Animation Centers in evenings and other day times too, reaching many rural women and girls.
- Awareness creation for more than 4250 women and girls (General knowledge creation on life basics of ICT)
- Run 10 Exclusive Literacy Animation Centers
- 312 women and girls have been taught, trained and provided advanced skills on ICT through 10 Centers for period of one year duration
- Up-scaled the Literacy Initiatives to 20 more areas of two districts; Guntur and Nellore
- This year there are 625 women and girls learn “Literacy)
- Each center gives chance for 30 learners only at a time for a duration of 10 to 12 months on all days; except on Sundays mainly evening.