K P Yohannan led Believers Church Completes Nation Wide Activities to mark World Literacy Day

Believers Church concluded its literacy drive and finished several activities that it had initiated across India to mark World Literacy Day. Under this drive, Believers Church Kolkata announced opening of 13 new Adult Literacy centers to provide education and study material to illiterate women and children. Besides education & community development programs for adults, these centers will also provide nutritious meals, school supplies and medical attention to the underprivileged children. Along with that Believers Church Shillong launched the Garo literacy book in Rongjeng in Garo Hills and Believers Church Diphu launched the “Toklang Akitap” Literacy Book in Karbi language in Karbianlong District of Assam.

This year, Believers Church opened more than 300 new literacy units across the nation. Literacy Day Rally, Literacy Awareness Programs, Distribution of literacy books and other study aids, organizing literacy teachers’ training program were the major initiatives. This year, the Church gave more focus on improving the literacy in north-eastern part of India. The highlight was printing and launching of new literacy books in 2 north eastern languages - Karbi and Garo.

Speaking on the occasion Bishop Dr Juria Bardhan, Head Kolkata and North East said, “Through these initiatives, we want to break the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy. Education is a fundamental right for all citizens of the country. However due to financial and other constraints we are unable to give access to educational facilities to each and every citizen of the country. This is one small step to ensure education and financial freedom for one and all.”

Speaking on the occasion of World Literacy Day, Dr. K. P. Yohannan, Metropolitan of Believers Church said “In many parts of the country especially the North east there is a lack of trained teachers to provide quality education. Through our literacy projects in many of these remote areas, we try and take education to the people.”