Youngsters from Wilson College gear up to empower adults
On Monday morning, he became the owner of a bright new card – that lists all his personal details including age, address and phone number in English, taking him one step closer to self-sufficiency in the smallest matters involving the English language. So, when he needs to fill out a form he simply copies the information from the card onto the form into the corresponding space.
The cards were prepared by a group of third year BMM students at Wilson College who kicked off their “English Ka Chhota Recharge” campaign – an initiative towards adult empowerment at Churchgate Station and Dalal Street on Monday.
“There are lots of people who have been educated in a regional language but struggle when they have to fill forms in English. We wanted to help in empowering them to do that,” said Abhrajyoti Chakraborty, 20, one of the Wilson College students behind the campaign.
All of Monday students were briskly filling out cards for passers by, some of who were literate in English but wanted the cards all the same. The campaign will last for four days, continuing to the Gateway of India on Wednesday and culminating in a mass awareness rally from Wilson College to Mumbai Central on Thursday.