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Australian embassy NGO launch reading program for Kids

Australian embassy NGO launch reading program for Kids

Australian embassy NGO launch reading program for Kids

NEW DELHI:The Australian High Commission, in collaboration with a Delhi based NGO, Katha, on Thursday, launched a programme to inculcate reading habits among underprivileged children in Delhi. The way this NGO is delivering literacy through a very unusual manner, said Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu. The Australian High Commission has undertaken an initiative called the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) with the objective to help people who are below the poverty line. Statistics show that with an estimated 300 million children, only 150 million are fortunate enough to receive basic education. The joint initiative by the High Commission and the Delhi based NGO aims to reach out to three million children and provide basic education to them.

The Australian High Commission has undertaken an initiative called the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) with the objective to help people who are below the poverty line. The Australian High Commission, in collaboration with a Delhi based NGO, Katha, on Thursday, launched a programme to inculcate reading habits among underprivileged children in Delhi. The programme- 'I love reading' will be imparting education to young children by providing colourful books. The Australian High Commission has undertaken an initiative called the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) with the objective to help people who are below the poverty line. The joint initiative by the High Commission and the Delhi based NGO aims to reach out to three million children and provide basic education to them. 
 
According to the officials, they are focusing primarily on various primary schools of India. The NGO has printed and distributed culturally and gender sensitive reading books to the municipal schools and community libraries in Delhi and Rajasthan, because they believe such colourful books can attract more children towards education. We have a number of development objectives as a part of DAP. Education and literacy is one of the key objectives of the programme. The way this NGO is delivering literacy through a very unusual manner, said Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu. As per the report published by UNESCO in September 2016, nearly 50 per cent of children in India are deprived of education.nyoooz.com