Women Literacy & Empowerment Program (WLEP)
Women Literacy & Empowerment Program is a program of Virmani Education Trust zealously working to provide functional literacy to underprivileged illiterate adult women. We started off with this beautiful journey in 2004 with only 2 centers at Majnu Ka Tila teaching 60 beneficiaries. There were hindrances and ups & downs and at one point we even thought of giving up. The dedication and enthusiasm of our President, C.E.O. and our Women Literacy Team did not let us fall and also the mission of the forefathers of Virmani Education Trust "Giving back to society" kept us motivated and unstoppable.
A computer module developed by Tata Consultancy Services was introduced on computers donated by them that juxtaposed text, sound, and visuals to enable an illiterate person to read and write Hindi and Arithmetic.
Today, we have 414 centers in Delhi, and Haridwar teaching 51,952 beneficiaries. During the last 13 years, 2,50,000 women, their families and community have benefited from our program.
ABHA/ JYOTHIS- EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
The project runs in collaboration with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited where 673 women, known as Abha, residing in North Delhi slums create awareness regarding safety issues from electric wires. They reach out to people by visiting them door to door. Also different initiatives of Tata Power- DDL such as Drug De-Addiction Camps, Mobile Dispensaries, Cash Vans, and LED Distribution, make people aware of their benefits. The initiative helps these women to earn money, promotes personality development, public speaking, and most importantly respect in society. Earn While Learn (EWL) is a program where women make the defaulter residents pay their old electric outstanding dues and install regular meters in place of illegal connections are also paid honorarium.
We are very much aware of the fact that private hospitals charge exorbitant fees for various basic tests and medications. The major reason behind the medical health camps is to provide the destitute community with free tests and low-cost medication. Therefore, consumers do not have to travel to distant places for minor checkups. the basic tests conducted are Blood Pressure (B.P.), Cold and Flu, Iron Deficiency, Calcium, Fever, and Body Weight.
RALLIES AND CAMPAIGNS
Rallies and Campaigns are a salient part of the ABHA program and are held twice in every month. Center in-charges, beneficiaries, and ABHAs sensitize the community about health & hygiene, sanitation, Women Literacy Centers, the importance of education, and various schemes of Tata Power- DDL such as usage of LED bulbs, pay bills via Paytm or online, and electricity safety drives.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited in collaboration with Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust and Management Society is organizing 16 RO Plants at 11 J.J> Clusters, and 5 Metro Stations. Some of the RO Plants are managed and organized by the ABHAs, former beneficiaries, and center in-charges. They make the community aware regarding safe and clean drinking water.
India is a diverse nation where a vast population is composed of people having diverse creeds, customs, languages, and colors. And the best part is all of the people live together.
The same goes for the beneficiaries at all our Women Literacy Centers. They belong from different communities and study together at one place with peace and harmony. When it comes to festivals, everyone celebrates each and every festival with love and happiness, be it Diwali, Eid, Dussehra, Christmas, etc. You will see a Muslim woman celebrating Diwali, and a Hindu woman celebrating Eid. We unite people via festivals.