There may not be a single-shot solution to resolve India's adult illiteracy problem, but the innovative 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,
Members of self-help groups (SHGs) can now sign their personal records, rather than using fingerprints.
Government primers cover a wide range of topics related to health, environment, and social practices. The ability to understand
these primers has increased social awareness. Learners can also better understand government programs
as well as benefits provided by their gram panchayat.
Several mothers have now acquired the ability to teach their children. Earlier, they could not help their children with their
lessons. Moreover, the new experience of operating laptops has further boosted the confidence and self-esteem
of both learners and instructors.