Intellectual empowerment moves from the micro level of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic to the mezzo level which introduces the idea of civics and culture. With the ability to read, our employees can now explore topics such as history, government, politics, literature, and science.
The purpose of the mezzo level is for our employees to begin to understand their place in this world in a spatial and temporal context. What are all the things and people that have created the systems in which we currently operate and the tools we currently use? How does this affect me today? It is at this stage that they can elect to take an exam to pass eighth grade (the education level that allows them to obtain a driver’s license) or the Indian equivalent of a GED test.