The strength to move on: Literacy in India

Child literacy in India
Child literacy in India (© Flickr/Pratham Books)

India is fighting a losing battle to achieve literacy for all. The country’s population is growing so quickly that the educational system simply cannot keep up. Every year, India needs 175,000 new primary schools and nearly 400,000 additional teachers just to keep up with population growth. Progress is being made, but it’s an overwhelming challenge. 

Producer: Eric Beauchemin

Broadcast: November 3, 1994