The Walking Librarians in Kerala. A Tale of Empowering Women and the Elderly Woven into the Fabric of UN SDG Goals

Embark on a captivating journey with us in the webinar, “The Walking Librarians in Kerala: A Tale of Empowering Women and the Elderly Woven into the Fabric of UN SDG Goals,” as we delve into the remarkable story of Kerala, a state in India with the highest literacy rate and a distinguished quality of life index. Explore how the Walking Librarians initiative has further enriched this educational landscape, contributing to the empowerment of women and the elderly. This research discusses the impact and efficacy of a program aimed at promoting information literacy among rural populations. Through a comprehensive analysis, the research aims to provide insights into the effectiveness of the program in enhancing information literacy within rural communities, with a particular focus on the involvement and experiences of women. Additionally, it seeks to illuminate the alignment of the program with the broader objectives outlined in the UN’s SDGs, contributing valuable perspectives on the intersection of grassroots initiatives with global sustainability goals.

Uncover the unique intersections where literacy, quality of life, and UN SDG Goals converge in Kerala, creating a narrative that exemplifies the state’s commitment to progress. Join us for an exploration of this extraordinary tapestry, where Kerala’s educational prowess intertwines seamlessly with global sustainability objectives, forging a path toward a brighter and more equitable future.

Dr. Syamili C. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Library & Information Science, Calicut University, with a Master’s degree from Calicut University and a Doctoral degree from Pondicherry Central University. She has a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Department of Library & Information Science, Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu. Her current research explores the digital divide among tribes in south India during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also focuses on areas such as the Semantic Web, Ontology, Indigenous Knowledge Preservation, and Inclusive Learning.

Ms. Husna K. T. has completed her master’s degree at the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calicut, Kerala. Her academic background includes a degree in History, and she has a keen interest in the History of Information, Indigenous Knowledge, and Archival and Preservation of Knowledge.



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