Literacy Skills

objective: bridging the knowledge gap through foundational learning.
we believe, learning a livelihood skill alone is not sufficient for underprivileged youth empowerment. there is also the need for a quality education program that provides them foundational learning to communicate well and work with more confidence, making the value of their knowledge more apparent. Gurukul develops students' skills in English literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and financial literacy.
the knowledge of English language has become an important tool in today’s world to communicate information efficiently. for youth coming from poor backgrounds without prior access to quality English literacy projects or programs, the challenge of not being able to communicate in English can become a huge hinderance in a working environment. the Gurukul’s English literacy program allows the students to learn spoken English, workplace English, and also enhances their reading and writing skills. through repetition, interesting classroom activities, and encouraging conversations in English the students are brought to a point where they can converse with ease especially when they join a job and have to engage with customers or colleagues.
in the digitalised world we live today, computer literacy has become a necessity. to allow the marginalised youth from poor communities be better equipped in digital India, we have a digital literacy program that has been designed specifically for their needs helping them with their job and career ahead. our students learn about basic digital tools like using email, online ticket booking and also using GPS for navigating. digital literacy program for youth helps them become smart and savvy through practical computer education.
for most students coming to the Gurukul, it is often the lack of basic skills in maths and numeracy that leads to challenges in their daily lives while performing even day-to-day activities like buying grocery. the aim of numeracy education is to provide them smart skill sets that they can employ regularly, and also for a strong foundation when choosing a better career and growth path for themselves.
having lived in poverty most of their lives, a big challenge for our students is the inability to take financial decisions that can improve their circumstances. through our financial inclusion program for youth, we intent to change the pattern by teaching them vital things like opening a bank account, saving for the future, and also how to budget and spend wisely. as the youth gain employment, and begin earning a consistent salary, it is this habit of saving and financial literacy that can go a long way in making them stay away from poverty.