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The headquarters of World Literacy of Canada on the ghats of Varanasi, India

World Literacy of Canada: Gandhi’s legacy lives on

Bringing literacy to India World Literacy of Canada (WLC) is a non-profit voluntary organization that promotes community-based adult literacy programs and non-formal education for both children and adults. WLC runs programs in both Canada and India. In India, the organization is centred in Varanasi, with the main office right on the ghats. As a supporter […]

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Ghats of Varanasi

How to write about India

Subcontinental Divide Indians tend to be very sensitive about how their country and culture are portrayed in the media. They seem to be especially critical of writers who practice, often unknowingly, ethnocentricity and cultural imperialism.* And they are not shy about voicing their criticisms. I don’t blame them. But I am sympathetic to writers, too, who […]

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Amanda Koster working in Morocco

Salaam Garage is going to India

Documenting worthwhile projects in India Salaam Garage is a citizen journalism organization that partners with International NGOs and local non-profits. It was founded by photographer and really inspiring woman Amanda Koster. This month, the organization is taking a group of people from the USA to Rajasthan, India for two weeks to meet, research, understand and […]

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