Kerala-Based NGO to Receive UNESCO Literacy Prize in Paris

The award aims to recognise the NGO’s efforts in helping underprivileged people lead a better life. 

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A skill-based training workshop at JSS NGO in Malappuram. (Photo Courtesy: <a href=""></a>)

The Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS), a Kerala-based NGO will be conferred with the prestigious UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy in Paris on Friday.

PV Abdul Wahab, the JSS Malappuram Chairman and also a Rajya Sabha member, will receive the award along with the unit’s Director V Ummerkoya.

The award aims to recognise the efforts of the NGO in helping underprivileged people achieve a better livelihood through its various activities in education and skill development.

The award will be presented as part of a two-day conference on 8 and 9 September at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The conference will see the participation of Education Ministers from UNESCO’s member states.

A skill training workshop at Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS). (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/<a href="">JSS</a>)
A skill training workshop at Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS). (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/JSS)

The two-day conference will also showcase a panel discussion where participating MPs will present their views on implementing a programme that links literacy with other livelihoods. It will be moderated by Chakroun Borhene, Chief of Section, Youth, Literacy and Skill Development, UNESCO.

The third edition of Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3) will also be launched at the conference.

JSS is known for its literacy-linked skill development activities in Kerala’s rural Malappuram.

(With inputs from PTI)

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