Literacy House now serves as a skill development academy
Durga Bai Deshmukh Mahila Sabha (DDMS) Literary House has been educating women for generations and needs no specific introduction. The centre for spreading literacy for several decades, Literary House is slightly transformed into a skill development centre today.
The brainchild of a visionary Durga Bai Deshmukh, this academy was established to empower women by educating them and enhancing their literacy levels. The institute is now running skill development programs for women and men as well.
The Literacy House is promoting and running various skill development programs, some of which are regular and some are designed as per the needs of the clientele.
Academy secretary B Naga Laxmi explained the idea behind the inception of Literacy House and its service so far. She said that attaining basic literacy might not be the so important today but half a century back it was a luxury especially for women.
She said that several campaigns, programs, movements were run by the Literacy House to contribute enhancing the literacy among women and among general public during past decades.
“Now since mere literacy is not of much importance, the focus is on to develop skills and train the people in professions that can generate income”, she informed.
Literacy House is working on Skill Development and Awareness Programs for every section of the society. It runs several certificate courses in collaboration with government organizations like State Institute of Vocational Education (SIVE), Board of Intermediate (BIE) and others.
Several customized programs are designed for women, semi-literates and unskilled work force. Academy director Lakshmi Kancharla said that special thematic summer camps were regularly organized. Students are trained in different subjects during summer camps.
A workshop on Forensic Science is scheduled to be organized on May 28, 2019 on behalf of Literacy House to give hands on training to the participants. Participants will get a certificate of participation; further they can look for opportunities in the forensic analysis as a profession. Details of the workshop can be obtained by calling Ms Lakshmi at 8498080599.