A KSLMA survey identified 9,751 illiterat people from Wayanads tribal community. Around 300 literacy centres were launched in the district and 600 instructors were identified and trained. It was also ensured of the two instructors deployed for each centre, one will be from the tribal community.
The enthusiasm of the locap population is evident from the fact even a 95- year old person enrolled for the literacy programme. The first phase of the programme in Wayanad will be completed soon.
Apart from the literacy programme, the project envisages development activities in tribal hamlets with the assistance of the Kudumbasree district mission, awareness campaigns against alcohol abuse among tribes with the assistance of the Excise Department, and imparting of financial literacy to the tribespeople with the help of Canara Bank.