Maya Rani is learning to read

By Puja Singh

July 26, 2012

Maya Rani Tharu started her journey with Heifer with one hope in her heart, to give her children son Arvind, Ashish and daughter Jeetu a good education so they can lead better lives than she did. As a farmer’s daughter from a poor family, Maya Rani never got to go to school. Her inability to read and write is the reason behind her lack of confidence to learn anything new. This is why she enrolled into Heifer’s Values Based Literacy Program. This program uses Heifer’s Cornerstones and REFLECT, an adult literacy approach pioneered by Paulo Freire, to teach its participants the basics of reading and writing. Her dream for her children has inspired her to learn and with Heifer’s help she can.