OPENING DOORS AND EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH ADULT LITERACY CLASS
Adult Literacy Classes It had always been our trustee, Smt. Priya Dutt's dream to brighten the lives of deprived women. What started off as a dream is now a full fledged program that is dedicated towards brightening the lives of the less fortunate. Since July 2009, the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust, has been opening doors and empowering women through its Adult Literacy Class.
The classes are conducted free of charge every Sunday between 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm at St. Theresa's School, Bandra. Free notebooks were donated to those who enrolled for the class. During the class, the students are taught English conversation and written English. Sufficient time is also dedicated towards reviewing the homework done. This initiative has helped to transform the lives of over 100 deprived individuals in Mumbai. Since its inception, the program has attracted approximately 100 students for its English Speaking class and over 30 students for Hindi Speaking class. To commemorate the success of the program and to bring about a feeling of oneness, a 2010 New Year's party was organized with various games followed by snacks. The event was enjoyed by one and all.
This initiative would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers Ms. Carmen Pereira, Ms. Risha H. D'souza and Ms. Bernadet Jacob who selflessly dedicate their time for the service of others. Our grateful thanks also extends to Fr. Jerome, Mrs. Irene and other staff members of UCDC (Urban Community Development Centre, a charitable trust at Bandra West) for their support and cooperation rendered. Without their efforts, this program would not have reached the heights it has now.