Global Dream Literacy Campaign

Global Dream Literacy Campaign

Service Learning The missing factor in schooling

Service Learning that provides realworld learning experiences, according to research, is an important predictor of academic outcome, including student attachment to school, school engagement and motivation to learn.

Inviting Schools Better than 14 years of Moral Education

By teaching an illiterate person, our children learn more life skills and values than 12-14 years of 'moral education' in the normal course of schooling.

A Nationwide Initiative Just 1 month makes a person reading capable

The first pilot was conducted in the summer break of 2014 in which 60,000 children of 150 schools participated. In May and June 2015, more than 250 schools nationwide have participated. We are grateful for the participation of Rotary India Literacy Mission.

All the ideas incorporated in this PROCESS OF PERFECTION are based on worldwide evidence that they lead to mastery, use less time and empower every child. They utilize a new Global MAXIM, the maxim of 'Compete with Yourself'. This brings out greater excellence in everyone.

SCHOOLS HELPING MAKE INDIA LITERATE Schools have the potential to make India literate using Global Dream because:

  1. Almost anyone can teach with Global Dream. The Global Dream Toolkit, made after 14 years of research, is designed such that anyone, even a young child of Class III can teach an illiterate person to read.
  2. PROCESS OF PERFECTIONJust 15-30 minutes over a month (or a total of 10-15 hours) are enough to make an average person reading capable and another 10-15 hours over a month to make them numerate.
  3. No fixed location is needed.This means mentors can go to the migrant workers and others who cannot come to them.
  4. No training is required.A little training helps volunteers and mentors to become more confident and learn to treat the learners with great dignity and respect.
  5. No fixed timing is required.Teaching can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime.
  6. Scaling up is possible.By making literacy everyone's mission.
  7. It captures the imagination of young and old alike.Global Dream began with school children and youth. They have done wonders!
  8. The costs are minimal.A low-cost toolkit can be used with multiple learners. The Toolkit is available in 12 national languages. A new Mobile App will allow anyone to download for free and teach.
Schools are invited to come up with innovative ways to involve students in making India literate. Some of the ways are: school based literacy labs, adopt a slum in the school's neighbourhood, participate in each one teach one summer campaign, involve students to ensure everyone in the school building is literate.



  • STEP 1
    Encourage children of 6-14 to join regular school unless their special circumstances do not allow them to attend school, in which case they may be enrolled for literacy. You can reach out to any illiterate learner but priority may be given to learners between the ages of 15 and 35.
  • STEP 2
    Study the Global Dream Toolkit and watch Global Dream videos on YouTube to learn how to teach using this toolkit.
  • STEP 3
    Register yourself and your learners online on Global Dream website. Have your learners take a Pre-test.
  • STEP 4
    Cut out the tactile learning materials and put them in ziplock bags. Make three ziplock bags or plastic boxes (1 box for letters, 1 box for pictures, 1 box for matras and pictures related to matras).
  • STEP 5
    Start teaching from Book 1. Take as long as it takes to teach the first six words (and ten letters). Once the methodology is clear to a learner, they can speed up their learning.

  • STEP 6
    Read the Instructor Notes at the bottom or inside the kits. Conduct the activities and play games as suggested, or invent your own.
  • STEP 7
    Keep the materials with you. Lend one book at a time for self-study on 'as needed' basis.
  • STEP 8
    When the learner has mastered all books, monitor the post-test.
  • STEP 9
    Keep the materials with you. Reuse the toolkit and the tactile learning materials for other learners. Invite the neo-literate learners to continue reading with you, or else they will lose all the learning.
  • STEP 10
    Schedule the NLM (National Literacy Mission) Certification test. Download practice tests from the Global Dream website. Get the learner to take this test when s/he is ready. Get your certificate as a Leader of Change and celebrate!