English Literacy using IT (ELIT) is a programme promoted by NPCC and targeted to women aged 16 and above having a low academic background. NPCC partners with various Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs) to deliver the ELIT course. The overall objective of the course is to raise the learners’ level of functional English along with their computer skills such that they are empowered to take their own decisions and participate effectively in society.
ELIT programme was designed while taking all the constraints of women into consideration. In 2005, the NPCC submitted the project to UNESCO and obtained a seed grant to kick it off. The curriculum was designed having as core components communication, environment, finance, and entrepreneurship culture along with the use of technology for learning and learning technology for further education. The NPCC sought the collaboration of major partners, namely the British Council, the Mauritius College of the Air (MCA) and a pool of consultants to draft the trainer’s manual. A computer-based learning package was developed in Flash and distributed on CDs included in the trainer’s manual.
The NPCC is willing to partner with interested NGOs for making the ELIT course accessible to women living in absolute poverty or those having difficulties to find a job. The NPCC trainers will design and tailor make lesson plans to adapt the ELIT curriculum to the needs and context of the participants.
For the partnership, please arrange for a meeting by contacting the NPCC on 467 7700