Medal for Modi

Literacy champion and recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Medal from the World Literacy Foundation (WLF) Armene Modi (pictured on pg 30) says that she "never regretted the decision to retire from teaching and reinvent myself as a social activist.” From teaching English in universities in Japan in the 1990s to setting up a nongovernmental organization Ashta No Kai (ANK), Modi told Parsiana on July 16, 2020 that her journey began when she came across a statistic in India’s 1991 census. "That 61% of Indian women were illiterate more than four decades after India had gained independence served as a wakeup......

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