2100 children (6-14 years) will be taught a foundation course in 70 centers. The course is necessary to mainstream children into government school and will prepare the children from Class I to III.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over 100,000 children of the slums are often forced into a life of crime, drug addiction, and alcoholism and thus are abused without a basic education. They never dream of a meaningful education, even though government has guaranteed education as a fundamental right for all children. They work to sustain themselves and their families. School is inaccessible, and unsuitable timing, long distances, high costs and uninteresting curriculum prevent them from going to school.
How will this project solve this problem?
Children will be taught in a friendly environment with a need-based curriculum. Life skills, nutrition, health care and sanitation will be added components. Children will be mainstreamed to government schools at the end of the foundation course.
Potential Long Term Impact
A conducive environment in the slums/railway stations will be created to educate all the children and the community will be mobilized to take up the education and job oriented skills training of the children as a priority issue.
Total Funding Received to Date: $121,101
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $121,101 . The original project funding goal was $120,000.