Basic Literacy Teaching-Learning Material

Nirantar has published primary teaching learning materials for use by teachers/facilitators to teach women learning literacy and numeracy skills during the basic literacy phase. These primers have a grid which gives a detailed plan of the lessons, the competencies covered and the time required to cover each session in the lesson. There are also workbooks which accompany primers and have practice exercises based on the lessons in the primers.

A learning Package for Self Help Groups (SHG) in HIndi

The package includes a primer, a resource book and workbooks: teaching-learning material which can be used by teachers/facilitators to develop basic literacy skills in the specific context of SHGs. The resource book is written as a story about Sukhiya, a fictional SHG member, and her friend Hakiki, the wise tortoise. It can also be used with SHG programmes that are not engaged in literacy work. The workbooks are designed to enable learners to practice and sustain their newly acquired skills. (Click here for more details)
 
The package includes

Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Bachat Samuhon Me Shiksha Saksharta Ke Liye Bhasha Praveshika (for teachers/ facilitators)
This primer is for teachers, based on the 'word method', which has has proved to be an effective and empowering pedagogy for adult learners. The primer has a strong functional literacy component and enables learners to understand and use the bank pass book, fill in the application for work under NREGA, read the job card and so on.

Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Bachat Samuhon Me Shiksha Saksharta Ke Liye Bhasha Praveshika – Abhyaas Pustika (for learners)
Learners' workbook on the same theme, with exercises and activities.
 
Kissa Sukhiya Aur Haqiqi Ka: Bachat Samuhon Mein Sashaktikaran Aur Garibi Unmolan Par  Shikshan Samagri – Vol 1-3 (resource book for teachers/ facilitators)
A series of three volumes of educational material aimed at building perspectives of Self Help Group (SHG) members on issues of gender justice, equity and livelihoods. Two are available in print, and the third is online.

Literacy Primer on Health (Hindi)

Paden Jaane Apna Swasthya: Swasthya Shiksha Saksharta 
This health primer enables basic acquisition of literacy skills; it also deals with issues of health with a gender perspective. It includes basic information on health systems, health institutions and various government schemes etc, as well as an understanding of body and mind and their functioning. (Click here to read more about health primer).

Paden Jaane Apna Swasthya: Swasthya Shiksha Saksharta Praveshika  Abhyas Pustika (for learners)
A workbook to help learners practice and provide facilitators/teachers a systematic, on-going means of assessment of what the women have learnt. 

Numeracy Primer (Hindi)

Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Shiksha Saksharta Ke Liye Ganit Praveshika (for teachers/ facilitators)
This primer for teachers covers basic mathematical concepts (such as counting, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) in a systematic progression. It links these concepts to how numeracy is used in daily life in rural contexts, and highlight the links between numeracy and gender, caste, class and other social dimensions. (Click here to read more about Numeracy Primer).

Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Mahilaon Ke Liye Ganit Ki Abhyas Pustika (for learners)
Learners' workbook on the same theme, with exercises and activities.