“Though no one can go back in time and change history, anyone can make a new beginning from present and transform the future”.
In India, a large adult population is illiterate. They cannot read or write. They are not able to develop their sense of awareness and learn about many things around that would help them in life. With a view to making these people literate, emphasis has been put on adult education.
Hamraah Foundation organises various adult education programmes especially for aged women who had failed to receive elementary education in their childhood. The main objective of the programmes is to provide educational options to those adults who have lost the opportunity and have crossed the age of formal education, but now feel a need for learning of any type, including literacy, basic education, skill development etc.
Various opportunities like reading, writing, increasing awareness levels and skills training etc are provided under this programme especially to women who were denied formal schooling. Such programmes are essential as they not only promote gender equality but also empower women to take decisions for themselves and their families.
These programmes are very effective and often have a dramatic impact not only on women participating in this programme but also on adolescent children in their families and neighbourhood, as they are also encouraged to attend school regularly and decrease the dropout rate. It helps people by increasing their standard of living and also has the capability to bring mass changes in society.