TARA Akshar+

Adult Literacy Program
"Providing literacy solutions to empower lives"

About TARA Akshar+

India is plagued by large levels of illiteracy, with a higher number of female illiterates. Thus, Development Alternatives, under its mandate to empower communities, developed the TARA Akshar+ program to impart functional literacy in rural and urban spaces.

TARA Akshar+ is an ICT based program which imparts functional literacy in Hindi and basic arithmetic in just 56 days. It functions via highly comprehensive software developed through stages of intensive grassroots level research and study of best practices globally. Specially designed classes are conducted by locally trained instructors in the learners’ own communities. The learners are taught to instantly recognize the sound of letters, syllables, numbers and form words and sentences using the ‘Memory Hook’ technique embedded in animated movies and exercises.

Gyan Chaupali runs for 6 months post TARA Akshar+. It aims to impart comprehensive information, general knowledge and strengthen the literacy base of learners. It compiles a plethora of components into an all-inclusive package to weave in the application part of literacy to their lives. Apart from reading and writing practice, other forms of edutainment and informative sessions are also held.