Unesco and History

Topics: Education, United Nations, School Pages: 3 (1012 words) Published: April 9, 2013
It is the agency of UN which works in the field of Education.

Educating Children in Need (India)
Alleviating illiteracy among Tribal and Street Children in India The Indian Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations (INFUCA) was established in 1985 with the mission of promoting literacy. INFUCA's activities generally consist in adopting village schools (at present 45 schools) and founding learning centres for illiterate adults (currently 140 centres). INFUCA now wishes to create a centre in Bangalore, in the State of Karnataka, for street children who live near the railway station and have no shelter. Besides providing material assistance to the children, the centre needs financial support for the acquisition of school supplies such as textbooks and stationary. INFUCA also works to promote literacy among children from Tribes, who often do not attend school as they live far from educational facilities. In this context, INFUCA seeks to build a boarding house for Korega children (untouchables) in Mangalore, which would allow children of the region to have an easier access to the school. Funds are therefore sought for the building of a small hostel in Kinnikambla, close to the already established learning centre.

Progress and Promise
The implementing organization, The Indian Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations (INFUCA) has since its creation adopted 45 village schools and created 140 learning centres for illiterate adults and some 8000 adults have been educated, which demonstrated its competence in the promoting literacy. •INFUCA has already received some US$ 17,000 for this and it is currently in the process of implementing the first part of the project. Further funds are needed to complete the project. •The UNESCO Club movement was started in India in 1972 and INFUCA (The national federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations) was formed in 1985 and is a member of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs. Facts

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