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Chapter One of this manual provides a framework a self-support system and provides a rationale for establishing a Women's Literacy Support Group in Nepal. Chapter Two specifically explains how the support group meetings can be organized and how different types of learning modes/methods can be used in order to keep the group moving in the appropriate direction.

The last section of Chapter Two proposes a format for evaluation. An ongoing evaluation is suggested in order to maintain the appropriateness of the support group meetings/activities.

This manual is an attempt to introduce a pattern for a support group. This manual endeavors to provide alternative approach to women's literacy programs which must do more to enable women to move further from reading, writing and computation to the utilization of those skills for individual as well as community development.