Creating another bench mark, SHIKSHA-SNF launched its SHIKSHA + program in the Mathura district jail of Uttar Pradesh on 6th November, 2019 after the successful operation and being highly appreciated by jail authorities in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Bulandshahr district jails of Uttar Pradesh.
The program started with the two days training of the master trainers on 23-24 October, who are literate inmates, willing to take up the responsibility of making other inmates literate through ICT enabled adult literacy program. The training was imparted by the SHIKSHA + training team. Trained inmates will work as facilitator of the program and will successfully deliver the program and simultaneously will capture the learning outcomes of the program. The operations of the program will be monitored by the continuous visits of the SHIKSHA Initiative team.
On the launch of the program the Jail Superintendent Mr. Shailender Kumar Maitrey, welcomed and appreciated the action taken by the SHIKSHA Initiative team to make the inmates literate. Addressing inmates, he said that it’s a great opportunity to become literate
and motivated them to attend SHIKSHA + classes regularly with dedication. Mr. Arvind Pandey(Jailer), Mr. Raj Kumar (Jailer) and Mr. Sandeep Kumar (Deputy Jailer), and from SHIKSHA Initiative Mr. Robin Sarkar (Project Director), Mr. Lalitendra Bhartiya (Project
Manager), Mr. Vijay Anand Verma (Adult Literacy Head) and Mr. Ram Lakhan (Resource Coordinator) marked their presence on the launch of the program.
“I am quite confident program will be beneficial in this premises as well, as it had been proved in other two jails. And I extend my heartiest gratitude to Jail Superintendent and administration to initiate this program in an engaging manner”, said Mr. Sarkar.