Poverty is a self-perpetuating phenomenon giving rise to illiteracy. Children from deprived homes in India are often first generation learners and do not have coaching at home and those who come from below poverty line families cannot afford after school activities in support of their education. The activities in which these children and youth engage while outside of school hours are critical to their development, highlighting the need for quality after school programs in local slum communities.
We provide supportive education and extracurricular programs with the help of 5 teachers to 200 underserved children in 3 co-located centres. Annual scholarships are awarded to deserving students reducing their drop rate from school and encouraging continued education. Moreover, the project provides mentoring, skill building, youth development, arts, sports and recreation. In addition, nutritional snacks provided lead to better health which in turn results in better academic performance.
We will augment education, vocation and livelihoods of 200 underprivileged children and help them rise out of poverty to secure their futures. Most of the children will, if they complete their education, become the 1st in their family to attend college and have improved academic aspirations. Further more, positive outcomes will be seen including a secure and sustainable future, better educational performance, increased school attendance and good health.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Maitrigram presentation by Lok Sabha TV in Hindi