While building a bridge and creating a bond between two extreme segments, the intangible impact it is bringing in the minds of the kids in the cities is beyond routine classroom teaching. Education within the school corridor is not just enough in the early years of childhood. GOONJ’s Processing centre has become a learning ground for city school kids now. They come there to grasp a new model around waste management. Exposed to a new world of recycling and reusing and knowing that even a tiny pencil can make a world of difference in someone’s life leaves lasting impressions!!
Many schools have now made it a part of their curriculum and make sure that they bring students in batches from different classes to observe what happens to the material they once loved, used or played with. They are explained how these materials are now creating a colorful space in a resource starved village/slum school. Empathy and equality being the cornerstones of their learning experience, the city school kids are made aware about the world in a non judgmental way, giving them the freedom to form their own thoughts & understanding without any historical baggage.
Scarcity of resources a major bottleneck that keeps rural families away from sending their kids to schools. GOONJ’s School to School initiative is not only strengthening bonds between urban and rural kids by supplying under- utilized school material from former, but also turning the family economy and bringing their focus back on education.
Getting essential school supplies, recycled school kits give them an enriching experience, while also making them an important part in changing the environment around them. Happy, confident kids are now eager to spend more time in schools is what we achieve under School to School. Thus, we are also building a strong foundation for innocent minds by giving the basic schooling material as a reward and not merely as a charity.
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