Fantastic Phonics and SWEAD, India
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Fantastic Phonics works with a growing list of charities and NGOs in India. English is a widely used language in India, and is required for higher education, beyond primary school. There are about 200 million children of school age who cannot read, and who will miss any education
There are over 60,000 children in India that are learning to read with Fantastic Phonics, and we are focused on their needs, with development of a special technologies for Indian villages that are not connected to the internet.
Case study: Society for Women's Education and Awareness Development (SWEAD)
SWEAD works with women and children whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and other handicaps. With multifaceted development interventions, SWEAD strives to bring about positive change in the quality of life of the poor women and children of Cuddalore region of Tamilnadu, SWEAD firmly believes and is actively involved in promoting dignity and gender equality through poor people's social, economic, political and human capacity building.
Although the emphasis of SWEAD work is at the individual level and village level sustaining the work of the organisation depends on an environment that permits the poor to break out of the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. To this end, SWEAD endeavors to bring about change at the level of national policy on poverty reduction and health, SWEAD is committed to making its programmes socially, financially and environmentally sustainable, using new methods and improved technologies..
Poverty reduction programmes undertaken so far have bypassed many of the poorest. In this context one of SWEAD main focuses is the ultra poor women. With multifaceted development interventions, SWEAD strives to bring about changes in the quality of life of these women and children.
Fantastic Phonics donated its program in 2012.