Jan Sikshan Sansthan in short known as JSS from Malappuram in Kerala state will be hored with the prestigious UNESCO literacy prize. Kerala state stands first in literacy rate in India.

The service organization has taken up the programme of educating and skill development in rural areas. Mr.J S S Malappuram, the Chairman, Mr. P V Abdul Wahab, a Rajya Sabha member of Indian parliament and Mr. V Ummerkoya, the Director of the organization will receive the award in UNESCO Headquarters, Paris tomorrow.

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This award can be termed as something special as UNESCO’s literacy programmes will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on the same day. A two-day conference held on September 8th and 9th will mark these events.

A panel comprising of UNESCO’s Chief of Section, Youth, Literacy and Skill Development Mr. Chakroun Borhene, and Institute for Lifelong Learning Director Mr.Arne Carlse will be present for knowing the opinions and the methods to overcome the challanges for implementing such programmes.

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Mr. P V Abdul Wahab might present his views on implementing a programme adopting an inter-sectoral approach linking literacy with agriculture and other livelihoods before this panel.

3rd Edition of Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3) is expected to be launched in the presence of UNESCO’s member state’s Educational ministers.


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