Thursday, August 25, 2011

LitCam India 2011

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Manisha Chaudhry, Head of content development- Pratham Books, will be talking about 'literacy and publishing' at LitCam tomorrow. See you there!

When? - 26 August
Where? - India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

Entry to the conference will be by registered invitation only
For more information please email: litcam.india@gmail.com or call Deepa Kumar at + 91 9811993926

Education for all = a better future for all
Frankfurt Book Fair launches its Literacy Initiative in India

We are pleased to announce the India Chapter of “LitCam - Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign” - the international campaign for the promotion of literacy and basic education. The Campaign was first launched at the 2006 Frankfurt Book Fair together with its partners, the German Federal Association for Literacy and Basic Education and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). LitCam India is organised by the German Book Office, New Delhi.

LitCam India will begin with a conference aimed at bringing together key players – agencies, institutions, government and non-government organisations and individuals working in the field of literacy and basic education. The Conference will include key speakers and will comprise of panel discussions and presentations of different literacy models.

The central themes of the conference will be Media and Publishing- their role in imparting/enhancing literacy in the country.

Reading, writing and arithmetic are among the basic skills needed for an autonomous life. But media literacy, i.e. being able as a matter of course to handle modern media is also a part of basic education today.

Besides improving literacy levels as well as basic and media education, the Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign initiates actions to combat functional illiteracy.

On a national and international level, LitCam provides a platform for organisations involved in literacy campaigns, in basic and media education. In addition to the international LitCam Conference in Frankfurt and the regional LitCam conferences, the online platform "Basic Skills Network" prepared in cooperation with Avallain as well as the LitCam Facebook site gives all those interested a forum for in-depth interchange of experiences. Helping to search for relevant information, the search engine "Literacy Project" was set up together with Google.
Click here for more information.

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