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SGH celebrates World Literacy Day, conducts enrollment drive

The event saw a convergence of senior citizens, Nokmas (traditional village heads), school teachers, and eager students, all collectively underlining the significance of literacy and education in society.

TURA:

The District Mission Coordinator of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan in South West Garo Hills orchestrated a significant event on September 18 to honor World Literacy Day while conducting a proactive enrollment drive. This event unfolded at the Multi Facility Centre in Ampati and was graced by distinguished dignitaries, including Deputy Commissioner RP Marak and Additional Deputy Commissioner Y W Momin from South West Garo Hills.

The event saw a convergence of senior citizens, Nokmas (traditional village heads), school teachers, and eager students, all collectively underlining the significance of literacy and education in society.

A notable highlight of the occasion was the distribution of Teaching-Learning Material (TLM) Kits to out-of-school children. In South West Garo Hills, 139 out-of-school children have been identified through comprehensive household surveys conducted by Block Resource Coordinators (BRCs), Cluster Resource Coordinators (CRCs), dedicated teachers, and volunteers. The surveys shed light on various reasons for dropouts, encompassing lack of parental guidance, poverty, early marriages, misuse of mobile phones and the internet, a desire for quick employment, substance abuse, among others.

In response to this critical issue, the district has approved the establishment of nine special training centers for the year 2023-2024. These centers will conduct tailored training programs catering to the unique needs and potential of each identified child. The ultimate objective is to mainstream these children into age-appropriate classes, ensuring they access quality education and have the opportunity to thrive.

Addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest, Deputy Commissioner RP Marak underscored the paramount importance of education and literacy in shaping one’s future. He called upon not just parents but the entire community to come together and raise awareness about the significance of education. Deputy Commissioner Marak encouraged the newly enrolled students to study diligently and strive for success in their lives. Additionally, he emphasized that entrepreneurship presents a viable career option, offering an alternative to government jobs, and urged students to explore their potential in this field.

World Literacy Day combined with the enrollment drive at Multi Facility Centre, Ampati, showcased the unwavering commitment of South West Garo Hills to provide quality education and opportunities to its children, ensuring a brighter and prosperous future for the region.

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