Founded in 2009 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, LFW is dedicated to improving the English levels of students from regional language government schools so that they can have professional educational opportunities. LFW operates in a predominantly digital mode where the local government school teachers are trained to be more effective in teaching English to the students.
Over the years, LFW has improved their model to disseminate English Teaching Techniques and scale its adoption at a scale that would affect the literacy levels of an entire state. Their preferred mode for this adoption has been voluntary i.e. teachers themselves are given the right to choose whether they wish to teach using LFW techniques.
Focus Areas :
Introduce English literacy to students in local language government schools through capacity building of teachers.
The overall objective of LFW is to enable the teachers with skills to train their students from zero English literacy to sustaining English literacy where the students can read, write, comprehend and structure grammatically correct sentences. This can be achieved by doing one or more of the following:
Out of the 200 million school children in India, 140 million (75%) study in regional language government schools, where there is a lack of English language trained teachers. The lack of English proficiency puts these children at a disadvantage for higher education (such as professional degrees in sciences, arts, etc.), since they are offered in English.
Providing digital training sessions to teachers on English language concepts using regional language such as Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, etc. This will in turn enable the skilled teachers to transfer the acquired English language knowledge to their students.
Project Partners’ voice:
In the words of Pranil Naik, Founder of LFW: