Adult literacy programmes suspended

Himalayan News Service

Dhangadhi, July 3:

Increasing security threat has disrupted literacy programmes being operated in the Kailali district. Nine such literacy programmes run in the district by the local nongovernmental organisations, with the financial support of DFID and the Informal Education Centre of the government, have recently been suspended due to increasing Maoist activities. The programmes were providing informal education service to the residents of some 11 VDCs and two municipalities of the district. The suspension of the progra-mmes followed the explosion at CCS, a local NGO supported by the DFID, by the Maoists on June 28. Some 7,000 local people and 400 staffs working under the programmes have been affected by the suspension of the programme. The DFID was providing funds to the local NGOs for the operation of informal education service in the district.