Adult Literacy Program

TCS' Digital Solution Accelerates Adult Literacy

TCS developed a Computer Based Functional Literacy (CBFL) solution to accelerate adult literacy in the country. The CBFL solution supports non-literate adult learners to easily achieve literacy in their native language


Change that empowers

About 750 million adults - two-thirds of whom are women - remain illiterate, according to UNESCO report 2017.

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Prisons as Thrust Area for ALP

In an effort to take the initiative to different sections of society, TCS implemented CBFL in correctional institutions. The program has been rolled out to .....

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Across the globe

In 2002, impressed by the success of the CBFL program in rural India, the First Lady of South Africa, Zanele Mbeki was convinced it would work in her country too

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Generating widespread impact: A case study

With the support of the NGO HELP, TCS implemented the CBFL program in Kannada at Chitradurga district in Karnataka, in 2014. The 600 learners from three villages enlisted under 10 instructors, can now read the daily newspapers. The program achieved the following results:


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Pearls of Wisdom

"I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country."                                 

J.R.D Tata

"We want people to not just read the newspaper, but read their land records, the political manifestos not just hear speeches during election time. People are reading their children's books now."

Dr. F.C. Kohli