Rotary India Literacy Mission, through its Asha Kiran programme, has successfully reached out to 37,436 out-of-school children from 13 States across India through 32 partner NGOs. Of this, 93.7 per cent of the children have been put in mainstream education under the first phase of the programme.
RILM has joined hands with the Human People to People India (HPPI) to work with 3,000 out-of-school children from Haryana in the beginning of the second phase. HPPI has an agreement with the Haryana government’s School Siksha Pariyojna Parishad which will provide a list of out-of-school children and identify schools and teachers who will participate in the programme. HPPI will ensure access to quality bridge course education to all underprivileged out-of-school children through a learning toolkit Kadam. The kit is a blend of cognitive and thematic learning, designed in a step-wise system, allowing each child to adopt his/her current learning level regardless of age. When the children reach an appropriate age, the project gets them to mainstream school, following up for six months to ensure retention.