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After School Programme for Underserved Children

by Maitri India
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After School Programme for Underserved Children
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After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
After School Programme for Underserved Children
Dry  Ration kit distribution
Dry Ration kit distribution

Dear Maitri Friend,

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a heavy lock down in Delhi with all schools shut since March 22 2020. During this time of crisis, our Afterschool Programme for underprivileged children and vocational centre (Stitching and tailoring classes) remains closed. However, we have reached out to families and communities of our students.  With the state of emergency and lock-down their parents have lost any opportunity to earn any money. Their abilities to earn a basic living and feed their families has been compromised.

The communities consist of a mixed population of migrant workers, domestic workers, labourers, daily wage earners, and others who heavily rely on informal sector. Our efforts were to support the most vulnerable families, who are stuck with no jobs & food and are hit hardest by the pandemic. The unprecedented cycles of lockdown have disrupted their lives. They lived through their small savings and by borrowing money and raw essentials. But as the lockdown extended, they exhausted all their resources and means.

With the help of our staff members, and support from our donor, we were able to distribute dry rations to 225 families. One ration kit consists of: 10 kg rice, 10 kg atta, 2 kg dal, 2ltr oil, 1 kg salt, 1 kg sugar, Mirchi, haldi, & Sanitary pads.    We distributed rations kits to families of children we work with along with other vulnerable families identified by staff and community members.  All items were procured and delivered at Maitri’s community centre and the families were informed. The teachers and volunteers proactively ensured that everyone maintained distance and the distribution went smooth. Two Police officials were present during the distribution. The ration kits have brought a huge respite to all the families. However, there are a greater number of people who are still seeking support.

We sincerely hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. We won't let the most vulnerable among us be side-lined during this time of crisis , but we need your support. Now, more than ever, our community needs us and we need you. We hope we will overcome this traumatic period together, and reopen our learning programme.

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Victorious Team- Students of Maitrigram win prizes
Victorious Team- Students of Maitrigram win prizes

Dear Maitri Friend, 

Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people and the youth population is growing fastest in the poorest of nations (UNFPA, state of world population). By 2030, the target date for the sustainable development goals, the number of youth is projected to have grown by 7 per cent, to nearly 1.3 billion. In fact, never before have there been so many young people and never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress. There fore education is critical to define our common future. 

To meet the needs and aspirations of underserved children in Delh,i Maitri started its after school programme in February 2008. Since then the organization has supported and mentored thousands of children who were deprived of standard education, school activities and tuition support. Maitri has been providing these children from local slums with education through subjects like English, Maths and Science and providing them exposure to different activities. It is our endeavor to increase skills and knowledge of these children and enable them to become innovators, thinkers and problem-solvers.

Victory, Glory & Growth

 Fun and play is a big part of growing up. Young children put a lot of hard work, emotion, intellect and imagination into games they play. Because they are driven from within, it helps them understand and learn powerful lessons through play. In last quarter, Maitrigram children had opportunity to learn valuable lessons as they played.

 You will be happy to know in the last quarter Students of Maitrigram, have participated in sports meet organized by Modern School and have won hearts along with medals and prizes. hey had the enthusiasm and wide smiles to go with for the sports day, which made up for the lack of sports outfits and sports shoes. The event had fun races such as Dressing Up Relay Race, Red Letter Race, Lemon Spoon Race and Obstacle Race etc. Amid a lot of cheers and excitement, children participated in all the sporting games.

 They were proud to have participated and happily showed off the prizes they had won and the certificates they had received. The event gave the children an opportunity to not only display their talent and confidence but exposed them to a school life, which they can aspire for. It was also an opportunityto interact with children from Modern School, which always motivates them to do better and aim for education in a private school. They were so happy to interact with children from other NGOs and enjoyed the game immensely. These activities help each one of these kids reach their full potential.

 

Celebrating the Festive seasons

 In October, Maitrigram children celebrated Diwali with joyous spirit. They decorated their classroom and the surrounding area with colours and lights and dressed up in colourful outfits. After a brief pooja (worship), children danced to popular Bollywood songs and the little ones sang and danced to music. The celebration was complete with distribution of sweets and snacks. This kind of celebration helps foster a sense of brotherhood and community among children.

 In December, children celebrated Christmas. They had their own little Christmas Tree and Santa caps. The teachers talked to them about Jesus and explained what the festival is about. Maitrigram children love celebrations, mostly because it also means they have an opportunity to dress elaborately, sing and dance and of course, they look forward to receiving gifts and lots of sweets. Maitri hopes to instil in them respect and sensibility towards all faiths and use every festival to spread love and joy.

The children from the community, that we work with have limited educational and employment opportunities and face discrimination based on gender, poverty and caste .We are grateful to your support to children Because of you they can grow in a safe and learning environment and explore opprtunities. Thank you once again!

The team
The team
Practice before the race.
Practice before the race.
Christmas celebrations
Christmas celebrations
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Passion Meets Purpose
Passion Meets Purpose

“True Creativity often starts where language ends.”

 

Dear Maitri Friend,

 It has been an exciting quarter for our Afterschool Programme with fun and education packed together. We bring you highlights and recent update on the project.

 Maitri School provides afterschool classes to community children studying from class 1st to 10th. There are more than 100 children studying in Maitri Schools. Maitri School is a supportive education school, where children from the slum communities who go to state Government schools and thereafter come to Maitri for enhancement and problem solving. Maitri School has been established with the aim of providing a platform for slum children to be at par with children from other schools, compete and ensure zero drop out rate while giving them skills and opportunities to learn new sporting activities. Students from the slums have a challenge of space at their home and may not be able to concentrate as much as they would like, Maitri provides that space and motivation. They are progressing well in their classes and have had outstanding results. They are dedicated towards their studies and are very happy with the teaching they are being provided with.

 Passion meets Purpose

 In the last quarter children of Maitrigram were invited to attend an even “Passion Meets Purpose” organized by Accenture. The children participated in different games and activities while getting an opportunity to meet children from different NGOs. The meet was a great exposure and an effective platform for unleashing different talents of the children.

 Mentoring through Music

 Children are at their most creative when they are involved in both the language and the learning process. Students of our AfterSchool Programme learnt different nuances of music in a workshop "Mentoring through Music" designed and conducted by a volunteer. He introduced concepts of Jazz and Blues Master class touching upon artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong for Jazz and B.B. King, Buddy Guy for Blues etc. He discussed instruments while explaining the structure, composition, genres, differences and commonalities by playing his guitar. Music has a transformative power and potential to enhance the cognitive development, social and emotional skills learning and excellence for children. Using music to narrate different stories of dreams, aspirations, communities are a different experience.The Volunteer has also prepared a booklet encapsulating this entire process, which is a wonderful resource for any beginner. Maitri appreciates the manner he identifies the needs of the audience, and designs a tailor made workshop, which is simple yet inclusive for all. His ability to transform difficult concepts while understanding the transformative power of music and the potential it has to enhance the cognitive development, social and emotional skills learning and excellence for children is applaudable.

 Celebrations help us learn collectively

 This quarter children have celebrated Gandhi Jayanti, Dusshera, Teacher's Day and Children's Day. On Gandhi jayanti, Students participated in an art completion and Maitri feels proud to share that two of our young students (age 10 years and 11 years) won the completion.

India celebrates the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14, as Children's Day. This day serves as a reminder to each and every one of us, to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live by their Chacha Nehru's standards and example. Students of our AfterSchool programme observed the day by watching inspirational videos, and sharing their aspirations.

 

Event Participation
Event Participation
Passion Meets Purpose- Event By Accenture
Passion Meets Purpose- Event By Accenture
Mentoring through Music
Mentoring through Music
Music Workshop
Music Workshop
Maitrgram Champs winners- Art Competion
Maitrgram Champs winners- Art Competion
Diwali Celebrations
Diwali Celebrations
Happy Diwali
Happy Diwali
Childrens Day Celebration
Childrens Day Celebration
Chacha Nehru- Childrens Day
Chacha Nehru- Childrens Day
Chacha Nehru - Children observing Children's Day
Chacha Nehru - Children observing Children's Day
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Art work with salt
Art work with salt

Dear Maitri Friend,

It has been an exciting quarter for our Afterschool Programme. We bring you highlights and recent update on the project.

Maitri School provides afterschool classes to community children studying from class 1st to 10th. There are more now 120 children studying in Maitri Schools. Maitri School is a supportive education school, where children from the slum communities who go to state Government schools and thereafter come to Maitri for enhancement and problem solving. Maitri School has been established with the aim of providing a platform for slum children to be at par with children from other schools, compete and ensure zero drop out rate while giving them skills and opportunities to learn new sporting activities. Students from the slums have a challenge of space at their home and may not be able to concentrate as much as they would like, Maitri provides that space and motivation. 

Celebration of Yoga Day & Independence Day

On 21st June, the students of Maitrigram, celebrated Yoga Day. What was unique were the children who knew all the steps and there was so much more to learn from them as compared to teach them.  In the end, the participants themselves explained about the benefits of yoga and advised to practice on daily basis to be healthy and happy. Children also actively participated on the ocassion of Independence Day, advocating on the importance of peace, trust and respect.

 Dance Out of Poverty

Maitri has started dance classes through an iniative " Dance Out of Poverty" which advocates for Right to Dance , equal rights to get dance education for all, irrespective of their backgrounds. Under this, they provide give free dance education to all the students who wish to learn dance but have no prior knowledge of dance. This comes as a great oppurtunity for our children who are looking for a platform to sharpen their skills.

Learning through art

In salt painting art session, students prepared beautiful drawing and painting with salt and colors where they draw a sketch on a white sheet and filled it with adhesive fevicol. After that, they sprinkle salts on it and then painted with beautiful colors. It was a beautiful experience for all the students where they learnt a new process in drawing and art. All of them seems very excited to participate the activity. In addition to that the children have come up with an acitivty where they draw for their friends, family and community. They make greeting cards, posters and insists on creating messages that can build a positive environment. 

Half yearly exams on the way 

Half Yealry examinations will start next month and preparation is in full swing. Children are motivated and working towards each exam without stress. Our aim is to support them with their problem solving abilities without any stress and tension. We are confident our students will do well and come out with flying colours. We wish them all the best.

Skill development and Job placement through Teach India

"I just want to be able to make my parents proud" said a 21-year-old learner”.

Maitri feels proud to share that 26 young girls and boys from Maitrigram graduated in Spoken English facilitated by Teach India and 25 of them who were a part of the placement have all secured jobs with MNC's. 27 different companies like TATA starbucks, Eureka Forbes, Haldiram, etc have offered them jobs. It’s great to see the confidence of the learners who are now encouraging their friends and family members to take the course. 9 of the learners have been a part of the play organized by Teach India and this entire process has bolstered the spirit of everyone.

Thank you to the team of Maitri who were involved in mobilization, encouragement and were a source of constant motivation for the learners. Thank you to the team of Teach India who have made a difference and provided them with a skill that stays for life. Thank you to the learners who have taken the opportunity to different levels.

 The children from the community, that we work with have limited educational and employment opportunities and face discrimination based on gender, poverty and caste .We are grateful to your support to children  Because of you they can grow in a safe and learning environment and explore opprtunities. Thank you once again!

Creative learning
Creative learning
Celebration of Yoga Day
Celebration of Yoga Day
Congratulations to young learners
Congratulations to young learners
Job Fair
Job Fair
independence day
independence day
Independence day celebrations
Independence day celebrations
Dance out of Poverty- dance lessons
Dance out of Poverty- dance lessons
independence day
independence day
Dance out of Poverty- dance lessons
Dance out of Poverty- dance lessons
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Dear Maitri Friend,

It has been an exciting quarter for our Afterschool Programme. We continue to hold After-school classes for children from low-income communities in two co-locations. The students we have are aged five to sixteen. 

Our teachers are able to give them individual attention, which they don’t normally get in school because of bigger size of the classes. Our overall goal is to enhance their understanding, better their academic performance and enrich their holistic development.Additionally we also have a stitching center where we enable young girls and women to enhance their skills and help generate income and livelihood opportunities.

Last quarter the students have been busy with exams and most of them have left for their vacations. 

During the last quarter, children were engaged with different activities:

 Learning and Exposure with Students of The British School  -The second phase: Last quarter was full of fun, activities, games and learning when students of The British School volunteered at Maitrigram-After-School Programme to provide supportive education. Every year our students wait with eagerness and excitement for this volunteer week. It brings a much needed exposure and helps in an all round development. Maitri is grateful to the British school for providing such a valuable engagement. The students were engaged in various activities and organized a talent show with the volunteers. Additionally , the learning continued through more activities and celbrations.

Celebrating Holi though Art : The Holi celebrations started with story telling and children explaining the significance of such celebrations. This year, they have learnt how to make sandwiches and use them for refreshments. Additionally, the children have done blow painting on paper and celebrated Holi with a difference.

Leraning together :

 One of our students, a 7th class student is the first generation learner from her family. She dropped out of her schooling owing to financial circumstances. Her father is a electrician and it's a struggle to take care of a family of 8 people. Maitri spoke to her parents and have encouraged her to continue her schooling. Apart from learning as a challenge, the student also has a very low confidence and self esteem. Maitri is working with the student and her family. Among all the interventions, the best approach has been to work with smaller group of students where one can learn from each other. Group learning and faciliating building of friendships, helping each other grow and learn leassons, has proved to be very effective. 

Thank you for your kind support. We are in the process of bringing changes to this project. Your support is more crucial now. 

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