Nine students from the department of Social Work, Amrita University, Coimbatore campus and Ryerson University from Toronto, Canada used AmritaCREATE’s Immersion Learning program to teach English to the adults and village children at Idduki District of Kerala as part of Amrita’s Live-in-Labs® program. AmritaCREATE‘s literacy software was used to teach adult literacy.
A needs assessment taken earlier on the educational needs of the students in the Amrita SeRVe village of Komalikkudi, Idduki had revealed that the tribal students had low Reading and Mathematics proficiency levels. Amrita Educational Center at Idduki offers holistic education including academics, values, social & health awareness. The children’s knowledge of English was minimal, even in higher classes. But their desire to learn was tremendous.