Jagdamba Camp is home to about 50,000 individuals. The literacy level of the community is very low, especially among girls. There is a high drop-out rate between the ages of 6-18 years. The formal education the children receive tries to equip them with literacy skills. However, it fails to address the life skills and value building needs of the children and adolescents. The project aims to supplement the formal education system with a creative space to nurture learning and character building.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Jagdamba Camp is home to more than 6000 households and a population of 50,000 people. The literacy level of the community is extremely low, especially among girls. There is a high drop-out rate between the ages of 6-18 years. The formal education the children receive only tries to equip them with literacy skills. The education system fails to provide them with creative avenues to express themselves thereby hindering their potential and holistic growth.
How will this project solve this problem?
Pagdandi ensures the holistic development of Jagdamba Camp's children through a number of initiatives, such as an interactive library in the community, life skills sessions, active citizenship and environmental awareness sessions, and Right to Education activities. The children are provided with a safe and stimulating environment that allows them to become more focused, self-confident and ambitious.
Potential Long Term Impact
Pagdandi will empower over 150 children from the Jagdamba Camp, encouraging them to pursue their studies, rise out of poverty and make a crucial and lasting contribution to their families and community.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.