Education Abroad: India's Literacy Lady

"If I do say so myself," Welthy Honsinger Fisher once wrote, "I am a fair organizer and a bit of a hustler." And so at the age of 72, she went to work training Indians to teach their illiterate countrymen to read and write Hindi. That was 13 years ago. Now 85, "Lady Literacy," as she is known in the Indian press, is still a bit of a hustler, and the Literacy Village near Lucknow is training 450 teachers a year.

Welthy* Fisher first went to Asia 60 years ago. The daughter of...

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