Katrina Kaif volunteers at ‘Educate Girls’ NGO to help improve literacy of rural women

Katrina Kaif had recently revealed in an interview with Film Companion how she is trying to be a ‘good samaritan’. Now she posted a series of pictures from her voluntary work for the cause “Educate Girls”. She is now a part of #TeamBalika and has been out interacting with people from the rural area.

Katrina Kaif volunteers for the ‘Educate Girls’ drive

On Katrina Kaif’s Instagram, she posted a couple of photos of her voluntary work. The first picture shows Katrina carrying a toddler (identified as Ayushi going by Katrina’s post) in her arms and both of them are painting blue designs on a house wall. The young girl is actually seen directing the actor on how to paint. 

The next photo is of a large group of young girls and boys dressed in a red t-shirt with white collar and Katrina Kaif is sitting in the middle. She is

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Literacy and education for democracy: essential milestones to advance the SDGs during and beyond COVID-19 – World

New York: On 8 October 2020, UNESCO presented the UN Secretary-General’s report on Literacy for life, work, lifelong learning and education for democracy at the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.

Addressing the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly during a virtual meeting, Ms Stefania Giannini UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, presented the UN Secretary-General’s report entitled Literacy for life, work, lifelong learning and education for democracy.

The report identifies the progress made on literacy, with a particular focus on young people and adults. Set against the largest disruption of education, as described by the UN Secretary General in his policy brief, the report provides recommendations for the further promotion of literacy as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Reviewing the global trends in the field of education for democracy as requested but the General Assembly resolution 73/134 the report also contains information

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Achieve3000 and Successful Practices Network Bring Gold Star Education Leaders to 2nd Annual National Literacy Summit

RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Achieve3000, a pioneer in differentiated and personalized PreK-12 instructional solutions, and Successful Practices Network, a not-for-profit membership organization committed to improving education for all students, are once again partnering to present the 2nd Annual National Literacy Summit. In adherence with the CDC’s COVID-19 guidance, this year’s Summit will take place online November 5, 2020, from 8:30 am5:00 pm ET. Dynamic sessions led by 12 of today’s most respected and accomplished education thought leaders will offer compelling perspectives on literacy and learning in today’s rapidly changing K-12 environment.

This one-day professional learning event is designed for educators at all levels who are facing the difficult challenge of literacy instruction in the midst of a pandemic. Thought leaders and expert practitioners will explore the latest innovations and strategies to address the needs of students, especially those most at risk

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Three mid-Michigan schools get adult education, literacy funding | Business

Three mid-Michigan school districts are among 97 statewide receiving state funding to improve adult education and literacy efforts.

In total, Mt. Pleasant, Fulton and Clare schools got $219,000 of the $13.6 million awarded in Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding.

Specifically, Mt. Pleasant received $100,000, Fulton got $84,000 and Clare got $35,000.

This year’s funding represents an increase of nearly 13% in approved providers over the previous program year.


The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) awarded the funding as part of a competitively bid grant application process.

The AEFLA funds are awarded annually to state agencies by the U.S. Department of Education.

Announcement of the funding last week coincided with National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, celebrated Sept. 21-25 year to raise awareness about the importance of Adult Education and increase visibility for the work of teachers, administrators and adult

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Sudden Shift to Online Learning Revealed Gaps in Digital Literacy, Study Finds

When schools abruptly moved online as COVID-19 swept across the U.S. this spring, teachers improvised and traded tips on what worked with colleagues. Many also ended up serving as tech support for students and their parents, who themselves struggled to learn new tools as well.

That’s a major takeaway from a survey of more than 700 teachers in 40 states conducted this spring, just after schools first shifted to remote instruction due to the pandemic. The study, done by education professors at Bridgeport State University, posed five open-ended questions: What has been your experience? What are your challenges? How are you solving those challenges? Who do you rely on? And what other information do you want to give us that we should know?

“Digital literacy became a theme in all of this data,” says Heather A. Pacheco-Guffrey, an associate professor of science education at Bridgewater State University who led the

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Our Education: L&C celebrates National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

GODFREY — At Lewis and Clark Community College, many different paths lead to a successful future.

Adult education graduates can increase their earnings by close to $10,000 annually once they get their diploma, according to Georgetown University’s “Good Jobs Project” at goodjobsdata.org.

L&C’s Adult Education division offers a myriad of programs to meet students where they are, and get them on track to a higher education and lucrative career. In many cases, these programs and services are free!

“Adult Education focuses on a population of learners who have found the courage to give education another try,” said Associate Dean of Adult Education Val Harris. “While some may refer to our students as at-risk or disconnected, we feel they are full of grit and potential – they represent an economic opportunity: they just need education and support to get on

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College of Lake County celebrates national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Please join the College of Lake County (CLC) Adult Education and ESL Division, in collaboration with the Diversity Council, to celebrate the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL), Sept. 20-26, 2020.

Lack of basic skills in reading, writing, math, and English language skills are often associated with poverty, unemployment, parenting, and other socio-economic issues. Ten percent of Lake County’s population older than 25-years do not have a high school diploma while 28 percent of its population older than five-years speak a language other than English.



“CLC provides adult education, including transition programs to college and the workforce, to approximately 3,500 Lake County residents each year,” reports dean of adult education Arlene Santos-George. “Together, we can raise awareness about the urgent need for, and value of, adult education, and it starts with citizens and families promoting basic English literacy.”

CLC is partnering with Waukegan Public Library, Mano a Mano,

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COABE, 100+ Partners Mark National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week With Call for $1B in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Joined by more than 100 state, national and corporate partners, including Amazon, Google and IBM, the National Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is intensifying its effort during National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week to secure $1 billion in federal funding to help adult education programs and their learners recover from the pandemic.

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week began Sunday and runs through Saturday, Sept. 26. During this week, COABE is spearheading a full schedule of activities designed to amplify the call on Congress to provide the additional funding and on state governors to allocate federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) stimulus funding to the adult education recovery.

The call for additional funding comes at a time when the education and skills provided by the nation’s system of adult education are needed to help reskill or upskill

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