Children with volunteers
Dear Esteemed Supporters,
Greetings to you from Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS)!
We are extremely thankful for your continuous support towards the rehabilitation of child laborers and with your continuous support we were able to bring a tremedous change in the community. The project continues to be the only source of quality education for the children of this region. Over the past year, we have seen children from far off communities enrolling in the classes to access a better education. The children’s learning has improved. The older children have grown in confidence and can now speak more fluently. At a recent Annual Day event, even the youngest children recited poems and rhymes with ease. They proudly recited English, Telugu and Hindi rhymes taught to them by our teachers. Another achievement in this past year has been the setting up of a Parents’ Committee. The parent representatives on this community are being encouraged to play a more active role in their children’s education. They help advocate with the community of issues of importance such as attendance, garbage disposal and health. The rehabilitation centre education has created awareness amongst students due to which they are attending the classes timely.
WRITING AND READING PROMOTION ACTIVITIES
Writing and reading promotion activities were given more emphasis this year in the rehabilitation center. The objective of this program was to take children out of the text book context and familiarize them with the language. This includes writing copywriting books, writing home work, correct pronunciation, simple grammar, songs and poetry. Children were encouraged to come forward and talk to their class and read aloud. The children came regularly as they found the class interesting and beneficial to them. Apart from these activities children were also started to read library books in the centre.
People living in slum communities find it difficult to make both the ends meet with their meager income. The large family size makes it difficult to feed all the children and thus children do not receive required amount of nutrition. From the inception of the Project we are providing good nutritious food as mid-day meals for all the children in all the working days. We were providing eggs to the children once in a month. Every child is given specific amount of nutrition. This ensures that the children will get at least one square meal a day. As a result they have good health status and they are able to concentrate better on their studies.
BLOG CREATED BY Mr.Govind Reddy
After seeing the HEARDS inevitable project on child labor rehabilitation programme Mr.Govind Reddy from Intel, Bengaluru has come forward independently to create a blog for HEARDS so as to reach more number of donors in the near future. The blog details are as hereunder http://www.heros4u.in/heros/sajan-a-hero-for-the-kids-in-the-slums-of-chittore-town.
THE PROCESS OF JOIN THE CHILDREN TO FORMAL SCHOOL
As the school academic year would start from June, the process of rejoin them to formal Government Schools will begin. During the month of June the age wise and the class in which they had dropped out; the children would admit to government schools near by the centre. The essential books, bags and uniform would be provided to all the children. During the current year we are planning to mainstream around 20 children to formal schools.
The Child labour rehabilitation program has been successfully implemented every year and approximately 30-35 children would have been mainstreamed in each year and the overall the program has effective in creating awareness among the public about social evil of Child laboring and its consequences on the society. But the program needs long term support to continue our efforts to make child labour free society. The communities have been giving moral support to us to make this program more effective and useful.
Group of children