Adult Literacy Classes and Early Years Centres (Balwadi Centres) were at the core of WLC’s holistic program. In the communities where these literacy programs were run, WLC trains underemployed women with high school diplomas to work as teachers at our Adult Literacy Centres and Early Years Centres.
The teachers were trained to use the Hindi Praveshika Literacy Primer, Hindi-language teaching materials developed and published by WLC, to shape the content of their adult literacy classes and children’s activities. Each teacher delivered classes within their own community.
Adult Literacy Classes and Balwadis were daily. Each literacy class enrollsedapproximately 20-25 women learners. Each Balwadi enrolled between 25-30 children within a teacher’s community.