Advanced Literacy Teaching-Learning Material

Learning to read and write is difficult, forgetting rather easy. For Nirantar, both promoting literacy and strengthening literacy skills to a level where it is difficult to 'relapse' are of critical importance. Our post-literacy material for newly-literate learners recognises that while they may have fragile literacy skills, they have a wealth of experience, knowledge and analytical abilities. The materials contain simple texts, poems, exercises, stories, information and photographs. (Click here for more details).

Bolti Hai Bhasha - Teachers Manual and Learners Workbook (Hindi)

The package contains a teachers’ book as well as a workbook for learners.The material is significantly different from language textbooks for children. It takes on board problems commonly experienced by women neo literate learners: prepositions, past and present tense, joint letters ('sanyuktakshar') etc, and uses innovative exercises to tackle them. Critical links are made between language-related skills and the gender issues related to women’s eduaction, employment and women’s identities. The broad themes that are covered in the curriculum are women and work, violence against women and women's identitiesThe material goes beyond content to unpack or deconstruct language itself to sensitise both learner and the teacher about the power of words to define, describe, delimit and expand women's experiences.

Bhasha Ka Tana Bana - for learners (Hindi) 

These two books constitute a language teaching curriculum for adult women and adolescent girls. The curriculum seeks to strengthen literacy skills while developing perspectives on self perception, family and society. 

NREGA Literacy Primer  *Coming Soon* 

A primer which addresses issues of MGNREGA while helping learners acquire literacy skills. The content is framed around issues like migration and poverty, the struggle to get the law related to NREGA passed, provisions of the law, monitoring of NREGA worksites, training women supervisors or ‘mates’ and on the Right to Information (RTI) law.