Activities Book of KISES 23-1-13

Activities Book of KISES 23-1-13

Activities Book of KISES 23-1-13

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MEANING OF ORGANIZATION (KISES):“KIRANMAYI”, the name given to the organization has specific significance.“Kiranmayi” is a Sanskrit word, which means “The Light Full of Rays”http://astrobix.com/name/meaning/Kiranmayi. And the purpose of choosingthis name is that “the light” of love and service should spread its rays towards allsections of people. In the initial stages of its formation, different groups of womenwere consulted, like women activists, social workers and educationists. And thosehaving sufficient experience in the field of social development are chosen to bemembers of “KIRANMAYI SOCIO EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (KISES)”. All themembers of the society are offering their services voluntarily without expectingany monitary benefits. Every member of the society shares the vision of thefounder i.e., bringing hope to the hopeless, the deprived and the weaker sectionsof the society, irrespective of caste, class, creed, religion, colour or gender.LITERACY PROGRAMMESKISES has started its services among the dalits and the tribal people, whofor generations have been suffering under the yoke poverty, exploitation, ill-health,illiteracy, superstitious beliefs, alcoholic addiction etc. The organization onanalysis has come to the conclusion that the root cause of all these evils and themiserable living conditions of the people is illiteracy and lack of social awareness.And the only solution placed before the organization, is to promote literacy amongthe people. Thus, KISES came up with an unique adult literacy programme called“Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya”, with the objective of creating awareness among thepoor about of the importance of literacy and teaching them how to read and write.In other words, to make all people in the operational area literate, for thesustainable development of the community. And this literacy programme wasstarted with Budiga Jangalu community (begging is their means of livelihood) andlater extended to dalit and tribal communities. Ten literacy centers were startedinitially in 10 villages of Khammam rural mandal. The following are the mainobjectives of starting the literacy centers:5

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