An Invitation to Partner
We invite your partnership to address India’s greatest education emergency.
Foundational Literacy & Numeracy (FLN) the chief educational calamity worldwide and in India, as 70% of 10-year-olds in low-and-middle-income countries lack the ability to read, write, or perform basic arithmetic (UNICEF). The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2022) alarmingly indicates that India's educational progress has regressed to its 2012 levels due to the Covid pandemic. The subsequent recovery in literacy gains has been less than satisfactory, which poses a significant threat to the future of millions of children and, by extension, to India's economy. Therefore, proactive measures must be undertaken to address this looming educational crisis swiftly and effectively.
Literacy Investment and 10X Good
High returns on investment in literacy
Investing in literacy, especially foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), a grade 3 level proficiency in reading, writing and arithmetic, has a significant return on investment. Studies have shown that investing in literacy programs can have a positive impact on a wide range of social and economic indicators, including health, income, and productivity. In this sense, literacy can be seen as 10 times more valuable than other forms of investment.
There is a need for greater investment in literacy programs. Literacy is not just a basic skill, but a person's ability to succeed in life. When someone can read and write, they are better able to access information, communicate with others, and engage in activities that require literacy skills. This can lead to greater opportunities for education, employment, and social mobility. In this sense, literacy has a significant impact that is "multiplied" by ten or more.
When someone can read and write, they are better able to learn and develop other skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. This can lead to greater opportunities for personal and professional growth, and can also contribute to a more innovative and productive society. In this sense, literacy can be seen as 10 times more impactful than other skills.
Another aspect of human capital that has received little attention is adult literacy. This is a critical input into the educational process and is related to better health outcomes, as well as higher earnings and productivity. However, adult literacy levels in Africa are among the lowest in the world, with only 52 percent of the adult population able to read and write.
These quotes below emphasize the importance of literacy and the positive impact it can have on individuals and society as a whole.