Apart from distribution system efficiency, actual utilization of the materials by learners and neo-literates will depend mainly on the contents, format of presentation and vocabulary level, and secondly on the overall environment surrounding the learners and neo-literates. It is environment which stimulates learners and neo-literates to apply the skill of literacy in day-to-day communication, furthering of knowledge and solution of problems. Instructors play the most vital role in sustaining the learner's interest in his/her struggle to acquire literacy.
(A) Development and Promotion of the Reading Habit
The following steps may be taken to foster the reading habit among learners and neo-literates:
1) Motivation of learners and neo-literates by their literacy teachers and community leaders to develop and utilize literacy skills
(B) Training of Functionaries
Programme organizers at various levels and local field functionaries should be given training/ orientation in the following areas:
1) Significance of basic literacy and post-literacy component or follow-up phase
(C) Institutional Arrangements
State/regional agencies or programme organizers should take the following measures to enhance utilization of basic literacy and follow-up materials:
1) Basic literacy and follow-up material should preferably be supplied free of cost or at nominal, subsidized prices to make them affordable to learners and neo-literates.
Follow-up efforts should aim to make education a life-long self-learning process for the neo-literates, and enable them to exercise skills and knowledge gained through literacy in development of personality, harnessing of potential and solution of problems.
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