Tamanna reading at Aasraa's Learning Centre
Tamanna is going to school again! This brilliant 10 year old girl was forced to drop out of a local school due to financial constraints of her family. Tamanna joined Aasraa's Sreet Smart program 'Mobile Learning Centre' for 6 months to continue her education. Tamanna is intellegent, hardworking and regular. With her commitment and dedication, she continued her learning with Aasraa. This year, she gained admission in a reputed English medium school! They are many other students like Tamanna, who have gained admission in schools in Dehradun.
We are bursting with pride- the dedicated hard work of our children and staff has been amazing, resulting in truly incredible results. Our Street Smart project this year brought 164 children up to an educational level that allowed us to mainstream them in a combination of local schools and our NIOS project (National Institute of Open Schooling). NIOS is a boon for children who are unable to find an appropriate place in the conventional school structure.
We would like to highlight that the excitement of studying at the technology enable Mobile Learning Centers has yielded excellent results! 40 children from these centres in Bindal & ISBT have now joined school. This is an incredible achievement for us, as most of these children had fallen off the education cycle. Our USP is no that no child is left unreachable or unteachable!
As we have mainstreamed these 164 children in April, our commitment to them remains as strong to ensure school fees, uniforms, textbooks and of course after school support. These children have now graduated from Street Smart program to Aasraa’s Wings of Doon program.
We have successfully mainstreamed 327 children in total in the past few years. 330 children are now attending our Street Smart program for mainstreaming preparation.
We are thankful to our well wishers who have supported our cause and have helped us ensure that children get an opportunity to learn and gain the education they deserve.
Govind, a runaway, back to school
Rohit is back to school in class 3