Literacy Focus

Literacy Focus

School Survey Campaign

The cause of education has received the highest CSR funding from corporate companies says a recent report. With RILM’s TEACH programmes becoming popular with the corporate world, companies will now be interested to focus their philanthropic activities for developing infrastructure in schools. They will require the names of the schools.

PDG Ranjan Dhingra (right) exchanging an MoU with the National Trust, on behalf of RILM.
PDG Ranjan Dhingra (right) exchanging an MoU with the National Trust, on behalf of RILM.

RILM launched the School Survey campaign in February where Rotary clubs across the country conducted a survey of Government, Zilla Parishad and Municipal schools that would need support. This way a reservoir of data is created for corporates to choose from. RILM has received 800 survey reports from all over India. Besides helping the clubs in their future projects, this survey will also give them hands-on-experience about working with schools at the grassroot level.

Rotary clubs can follow these steps to participate in conducting the school survey:

  • Print the R1.1 form (Comprehensive School Survey Form) from the Resources section of the Member Zone in
  • Identify at least five schools and seek permission from the school authority to conduct the survey.
  • Visit the schools and speak to the school authority and fill up the form.
  • Visit, and click on the ‘School Survey’ tab at the Member Zone.
  • Login in by signing up as a new user.
  • Click on the ‘Add School’ option and fill up the form which will be in five segments. You can edit the form until you click submit which is at the end of the fifth segment. Once submitted, it cannot be edited.
  • To fill up the next form, click on the ‘Add School’ option again.


Adult learners write the NIOS exam at Bharuch.
Adult learners write the NIOS exam at Bharuch.


Every year the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in collaboration with National Literacy Mission Authority conducts examination for adult learners during March and August; 370 learners from D 3291 and 47 learners from D 3060 appeared for the exam in March after attending the Swabhimaan Centres started by RILM in collaboration with various NGOs and RCCs under the Adult Literacy programme in various locations. They were trained in basic literacy and numeracy and also attended workshops on topics such as health and sanitation, environmental awareness, governmental schemes, etc.

The home page of the TEACH App.
The home page of the TEACH App.

 TEACH orientation for 2017–18

A continuous training programme is the key to its smooth execution at the Rotary district level. IGNITE is a two-day intensive training workshop organised for Rotary and Inner Wheel leaders to build their capacities so that they can motivate and train the district-level delegates working with them in the Rotary Districts across the country. This centralised workshop is followed by a series of training at various RI Districts:

Level 1 Training, organised by April 15 each year, is for senior district leadership (District Governors, District Literacy Committee Chairs)

Level 2 Training, organised by May 15, is for club leadership (Club Presidents and Club Literacy Committee Chairs)

Level 3 Training, organised between June 1 and August 31 every year, follows a seminar style and is for all Rotarians.

These training meets are platforms for fruitful discussions on implementation, goal setting and understanding roles and responsibilities of the different rungs of functionaries.


RILM joins hands with National Trust

PDG Ranjan Dhingra, on behalf of RILM, signed an MoU with the National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, to spread awareness on Autism in the presence of Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, along with Ministers of State Krishan Pal Gurjar and Ramdas Athawale, at the Vigyan Bhavan.


Training science teachers

The Royal Society of Chemistry has agreed to provide teacher training for RILM and enhance the skills and knowledge of Indian science ­teachers. Highly skilled Teacher Developers train science teachers and equip them with specialised knowledge in advanced learning techniques. They will provide two-day training, along with resource materials and certificates, free of cost. The remuneration and travel of the Teacher Developers will be borne by the Society. Rotary clubs will have to take care of their local hospitality including food, accommodation and local conveyance. In D 3160, the Society has trained nearly 2,000 teachers.


RILM calls for volunteers for Asha Kiran

Have you downloaded the TEACH App yet? If not, do it now. Go to Play Store and download ‘TEACH by RILM’. Click on ‘Engage’ on the home page and register yourself as a TEACH volunteer. Currently we need volunteers to train the teachers of the Asha Kiran centres. The training would focus on classroom management skills of the teachers teaching Hindi, English, ­Bengali and Mathematics to the children enrolled in an Asha Kiran Centre.

We need volunteers mostly from Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.


Monitor the progress of your Asha Kiran child

Approximately 27,000 donors have been tagged for long now. Have you seen the progress of the Asha Kiran child you sponsored? If not, then please visit and follow these three simple steps. You will be happy to know about the success of your child.

Click on ‘My Asha Kiran Child’

If you have already registered your E-mail id and created password, then you can directly ‘log in’. If not, click on ‘Search’ option to find your name in the list; then you can sign up and register.

You can view the accomplishment of your sponsored child.

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