Kerala based NGO to receive UNESCO literacy prize in Paris

Kerala based NGO to receive UNESCO literacy prize in Paris

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A Kerala-based NGO will on Wednesday receive the prestigious UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for its literacy-linked skill development activities at a ceremony in Paris.

The Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS), based in state’s Malappuram, has bagged the award for its activities in the field of lifelong education and skill development programme in rural areas – aiming to help underprivileged individuals achieve better livelihood.

JSS Malappuram chairman and Rajya Sabha member P V Abdul Wahab and the unit’s director V Ummerkoya will receive the award at the ceremony that will also mark 50th anniversary celebrations of UNESCO’s literacy programmes, a statement said.

Education Ministers from UNESCO’s member states are expected to attend the function, in which third edition of Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3) will be launched. (more)

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