India Literacy Project, Hyderabad Chapter was launched in 2006 by Manmohan Jain. He was supported in his effort by a small group of volunteers from varied backgrounds in Hyderabad. Pustakam – The first initiative of the Hyderabad Chapter was taken up in 1 government school with 5 volunteers.
ILP Hyderabad now has a journey of 12 years, sharing the mission of ILP – “To serve as a catalyst for 100% literacy in India”. The strategy of ILP Hyderabad evolved over these years in response to the changing dynamics and challenges at the grass-root level.
With 60 core volunteers and 40-50 part-time volunteers, ILP Hyderabad works in over 225 schools in the city and suburbs impacting over 35,000 students. Currently, ILP Hyderabad conducts Library programs, Career Guidance and MDLS interventions. Mobile Libraries bring joy of reading to young new readers, and Multi-Dimensional Learning Space (MDLS) takes learning to a whole new level that goes beyond the school curriculum. Counseling-Scholarship-Mentoring (CSM) program provides the much needed bridge for children to progress from school to college levels and beyond.
Highlights of ILP – Hyderabad today
Multi-Dimensional Learning Space (MDLS) centers in Telangana are now serving over 75 schools.
12 Mobile Library vans cater to 102 schools and reach over 10,000 children
15 In-School libraries inculcate love of reading in 4500 students.
Career Counseling carried out in over 120 schools benefitting over 7500 students.
Summer camps are conducted in 8 schools across 2 Mandals, engaging over 2000 children.
Teacher Training through workshops and Tele-Mentoring for the teachers on modern teaching methodologies are regularly conducted.