Literacy in India is a key for socio-economic progress, and the Indian Literacy rate has grown to 74.00% (2011 figure) from 12% at the end of British rule in 1947. Although this was a greater than sixfold improvement, the level is still below the world average literacy rate of 84%. India still currently has the largest illiterate population. Despite government programs, India's literacy rate increased only"sluggishly",and a 1990 study estimated that it would take until 2060 for India to achieve universal literacy at then-current rate of progress. The 2011 census, however, indicated a 2001–2011 decadal literacy growth of 9.2%, which is slower than the growth seen during the previous decade.There is a wide gender disparity in the literacy rate in India: effective literacy rates (age 7 and above) in 2011 were 82.14% for men and 65.46% for women. The low female literacy rate has had a dramatically negative impact on family Planning and population control efforts in India. This is a bigger issue in North West India. Kelley Memorial Society desires to be part of the solution to these problems. Therefore we are working on projects that provides education, Knowledge and awareness among different communities. Through some of these projects we work exclusively among women to empower them too. We are making a positive contribution through English as a second language (ESL) Training, tuition centers for kinds and adults in different communities, and teacher trainings and providing lecturers at local colleges and Universities.
Some of the schools and institutions that we have partnered with are: