Literacy takes more time in social and economic
development. There is a legacy of illiterate adults from
past poor educational enrolment, in particular for
women. Literacy rates are improving for children and
girls; however it may take a further generation to
improve the overall literacy levels unless educational
interventions continue to be prioritised.
CDA has initiated PO libraries at village level in order
to foster PO's accessibility to a boarder aspect of
education and thus increase educational capacity of its
beneficiaries. Education is keen for the empowerment of
the people, and so CDA intends to increase its focus on
the rights-based approaches of ensuring quality
education for all.
member of Adibasis Cultural Group
female cultural group dancing in a village
A set of
cultural activities is linked to the educational
program. For the purpose of protecting the local
heritages of the area, CDA has established cultural
groups at PO level in order to motivate the group
members and build awareness toward cultural identity.
These cultural groups are also a mechanism for policy
making and social change.