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Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India

by Aroh Foundation
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Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Help Educate Poor Slum Children In India
Awareness against Slum Epidemics
Awareness against Slum Epidemics

Hope for solving the massive social problems associated with urban poverty appears to centre increasingly on improvement in the methods of educating the culturally deprived children of the slums. Remedial Innovation  in School Education has long recognized that such children enter school under handicaps not imposed on children of the middle class, that slum children often seem immune to standard instructional programs, and that a relatively large proportion of them quit school early and become misfits and unemployables. Some inevitably drift into delinquency.

Early efforts to increase the less fortunate child's capacity to learn took the form chiefly of remedial classes which are being held under RISE program of AROH Foundation in the Sangam Vihar Slums of Delhi. 500 children are being trained to shift from academic to shop or manual training work, and of providing extra services ranging anywhere from free meals to field trips, from co-curricular activities to scholastic enhancements, from slum to dream for world.  The stress holds a deep root within the psyche of these children and so stress busters like dance, plays, songs, arts, crafts and other workshops have been made essential and regular events of RISE. Cultural events, aligned to existing festivals, become a platform for children to proudly display their talents to the community. The community in turn becomes the owner, custodian, and propeller with its own identity stake to help the centre in its objectives. Blueprints of a holistic development of the child have been drafted after much experiments and researches and are being implemented. A team of 10 ultra-capable educators, a well-qualified management ensures 500 lives are nurtured towards growth, peace and prosperity.

Mohit is a fruit of hard work put up by RISE educators, and his parents. He was a student in 5th standard in Delhi government school. But at this stage also he was not able to hold pencil properly and identification of simple alphabet was a struggle for him. Coming from a chronic background fighting for meal and money, extra support for better education was not even in thoughts. But Mohit’s mother Sheetala Devi always saw education as a hope towards better life. During one of our RISE awareness campaign, Sheetala Devi came to know about RISE initiative in her region. It took her no time to get Mohit enrolled for the benefits. Mohit has been a regular student since start of RISE in 2016 and now after around 1.5 years, his growth is spectacular.

In her own words, Sheetala proudly says, “Nor just can he hold pencil, read and write but he is one of the best narrators of English poems and essays. Hard work put in by his educators, regular monitoring and his own dedication has made him score well both scholastically and in CCA too. RISE has given him wings to fly.

Education can be the catalyst needed by these children to pull not only them but their whole family out of the cycle of poverty and disparity. Education will give them the power to dream of a better future and a dignified life with improved food security and also better standard of health. And with support from all teh generous donors, we believe,

We Can & We Will !

Mohit with Sheetala  & RISE member
Mohit with Sheetala & RISE member
Diwali celebration
Diwali celebration
Children in scholarship examination
Children in scholarship examination
Body painting activity
Body painting activity
attaining freedom and RISing
attaining freedom and RISing
Our educators brigade
Our educators brigade
Mohit with Sheetala  & RISE member
Mohit with Sheetala & RISE member
RISE .. a hope in darkness
RISE .. a hope in darkness
learning to learn
learning to learn
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Outdoor sports activity
Outdoor sports activity

A significant proportion of Sangam Vihar in Delhi, population growth is occurring in the most unplanned and deprived areas with extreme survival struggle. These fights combine to push essential services especially education beyond the reach of children and families living in Sangam Vihar and neighbourhoods. Through our initiative, we aim in imbibing the idea of education as the most important lever for social, economic and political transformation. A well-educated population, equipped with the relevant knowledge, attitudes and skills is essential for economic and social development in today’s society. We have developed an educational model which aims to make students as learners, innovators, scholars, researchers and trainers.

Understanding the dire need of an holistic program for multidimensional growth, our project emphasizes not only on the scholastic raise of the child but we also ensure a balance that matches the child’s maturity, skills, and their interests with their co-curricular activities like sports, art & craft, Yoga, Singing and dance.  It not only kills the monotony of stressful lives of these deprived kids but also help them create new ways to be off the streets.

Eventually for the purpose of intermitting basic education with daily life, theories and post based designed curricula is put in place that would help children stay in classroom and simultaneously relate to daily life dealings. We conduct regular impact evaluation of all 500 students on regular interval and keep a strict monitoring over the growth-fail charts. Not just classroom teaching and learning, we keep a close watch on the school results of the children too. A group of 10 students were randomly chosen from one of our centre to read and assess their school results. Indeed the hard work never goes unpaid. Growth could be minimal but there was inclination in all 10 students. Educators remain in direct touch with school for real time progress report and need of individual child and also to receive positive/negative feedbacks from them for further improvisation.

On this verge, when our children are touching new heights every single day, we would like to express our gratitude to all you selfless donors over the year. You’ve demonstrated your deep commitment and faith in our work and we ensure that every penny of yours goes towards achieving the dreams of these children. With this honoured association of ours, these children now proudly say that they’re “Dreamers-Doers”

Singing & Dance Academy exposure
Singing & Dance Academy exposure
Green India initiative
Green India initiative
Classroom learning
Classroom learning
Glory of Indian Independence celebrated
Glory of Indian Independence celebrated
Play participation
Play participation
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Winning hearts as little Krishna
Winning hearts as little Krishna

Last year we embarked on the journey to bring better education and better life to the poor and deprived slum children in Delhi. Generous support from our donors enabled us to nurture hopes and aspirations of more than 500 underprivileged children living in slum of Sangam Vihar in national capital region of Delhi.

Most of these children suffer not only poverty but are also neglected in many other ways. They miss their normal childhoods as parents have no time to give them love and care. They are left to fend for themselves and most of the times they are waste picking of doing menial jobs to fill their empty stomach. The apathy and misery is writ large on their faces when they’re brought to RISE Centres.

With love, care and learning at the Centres children find their lost hope very fast and soon learn to dream about their brighter future. There is a remarkable rise in their confidence level and self- esteem.

Lot of creative activities are taken up at the Centre to unfold their hidden talent and potential. Soon they start showing their talent in singing, dancing, painting, art and craft and several other avenues which are opened at the Centres. The children even get opportunities to compete with mainstream children when they are taken to such schools where ‘rich children’ are studying. It is heartwarming to see them perform with great confidence and win prizes.

Last month, RISE children were invited to an Annual Day celebration of a reputed private school. Lata, one of our beneficiaries, won everyone’s heart as little Krishna, as she also won the best dancer’s award.

The parents who had been neglecting their children now come forward to take better care of their precious little ones. They feel reassured due to their regular engagement at the Centres. The parents are aware of, not only of their child’s progress, but also of the problems and challenges faced by the child because of his family circumstances. Understanding the importance of education, many parents have been paying attention to their children’s need to attend school and learn. They are no more asked to work!

With your continued support, 500 children are being led to a brighter future. They are being saved from life of misery and drudgery and given an opportunity to enjoy a normal childhood, which is their right.

We are indeed thankful to your support which has brought a ray of hope in the lives of poor and underprivileged children, who can now dream of a future. The lines of misery on their faces are slowly wiped out to bring a smile of confidence. Their little lives are filled with fun and learning, a sense of security and safety, which your help has brought.

We look forward to further support from you to pave their path firmly on the road to success and glory.

For a healthy childhood!
For a healthy childhood!
Happy kids at RISE!
Happy kids at RISE!
Providing learning opportunities!
Providing learning opportunities!
Working on Body and Mind
Working on Body and Mind
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Happy child with a pack of juice

A child without education is like a bird without wings!

With your support, last year AROH embarked upon a journey to improve the educational status of 500 children. 10 RISE centres in Sangam Vihar in New Delhi are the hubs of action where children learn while they play. Besides the teaching learning activities, the children are seen engrossed in various creative activities like painting, singing, dancing, craft making, etc. Every child is trying to give expression to his or her thoughts. The teachers are always encouraging and appreciative of their creativity.

It has been almost an year at RISE! The confidence level of children has gone up; their learning outcomes are improving progressively; their behaviour has changed; and they dream! They spread joy and cheer on every festival and every important day celebrated with them. This month children enjoyed Holi (the Indian festival of colours) with their teachers. They had great fun at their centres.

Poor parents, who had never thought that their children even have a right to dream, have tears in their eyes when they come for parent teacher meetings at the centre. Ramesh, who is the father of 10-year old Tina, is happy to see his daughter performing so well in school. Ramesh is an illiterate labourer and cannot help his child in studies. His wife is also illiterate and works as domestic help. Both Ramesh and his wife wanted Tina to become ‘something’ in life. But they did not know how? They were helpless. RISE gave them a hope! Now Tina is learning fast and is one of the brightest girls in her school. “I want to be a doctor” says Tina with a twinkle in her eyes

RISE not only strives to provide a better educational status to poor and underserved children, but the programme also tries to improve their nutritional by providing food supplements. Holistic development of children ensures a healthier and brighter future for them.

With your support, 500 children are being led to a brighter future. They are being saved from misery and drudgery and given an opportunity to enjoy a normal childhood. Your generous support has helped us to serve and secure the Right to Education of more than 500 children living in extreme conditions of depravity. 

Playing with colours
Playing with colours
Children doing Yoga
Children doing Yoga
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Improving learning levels
Improving learning levels

As the year 2016 comes to its end and RISE centres gear up for Christmas and new year celebrations, spirits are RISING high. With the new coming year, we resolve to make yet another year meaningful for our less privileged kids in slums. All thanks to all our funders, donors, volunteers, well-wishers and everyone associated with the project and the organization.

The aim of education is to bring changes not only in the amount of knowledge gained but also in the abilities to think and to acquire habits, skills and attitude which characterize an individual who is socially accepted and adjusted.

AROH thus believes in the “empowering” effect of education and its ability to enable people to develop a critical questioning attitude towards society, government, existing gender and cultural stereo types. And as you know RISE is a programme which provides an empowering and enabling environment to improve the learning outcomes of the kids from slums of Delhi.

Starting with a target of 100 kids we have managed to enroll approximately 500 kids in 10 centres. Apart from remedial education, teachers at RISE centres have been imparting behavioral education and different types of extra-curricular activities, such as arts and craft, drawing and painting, outdoor game activities, yoga, festive celebrations, etc. which have greatly helped in improving their personal attributes and confidence of children.

School teachers dealing with these empowered RISE kids report a marked improvement in the children’s behavior and learning.  All the RISE kids are getting much better scores in school after an year of intervention. Parents are relieved from the burden of paying high costs to private tuition. Children are spending more time in studies instead of getting involved in useless and vain activities in their free time.

Raj is an empowered child today. Raj, along with his father, moved from Maharashtra to Delhi when his father lost his job last year. He was enrolled in a Government school, but Raj’s education started suffering due to language and cultural differences in the new city. Raj’s parents could not afford private tuition due to poor family condition. Raj met one of the educators at RISE centre, and he was thrilled when she took him to meet other RISE children. “Now Raj is a bright student in his class and spends time in studies at home too”, says his mother. Various extra-curricular activities and engagement with children helped in bridging the cultural differences and Raj quickly started performing better in his class at his formal school.  

Similarly Vishal, has a spark in his eyes. Vishal is the third among four children of his parents. His father is a daily wage labourer, who finds it difficult to arrange one square meal for the family. Vishal’s youngest sister had suffered a heart problem and the family could not save her as they could not afford the expense on treatment. Though Vishal was enrolled in a government school, sadly he could not attend school due to pressure of earning a living on his little shoulders. His father, a poor rag picker, took him to work and Raj remained busy picking waste and sorting it throughout the day. Once a RISE teacher saw Vishal and she was moved by his plight. There was a bright gem hidden in rags! The teacher convinced his parents to enroll him at the RISE centre and let him come for only two hours. Slowly Vishal started enjoying his sessions at the centre and showed excellent progress in studies. His parents have now pulled him out of labour and are paying full attention to his studies. Raj wants to be a doctor when he grows big! And RISE is helping him realise his dreams.

There is story behind every child. There is story of misery and drudgery, but dreams of a better future! We firmly believe that a small help goes a long way in giving someone a chance in life! Giving a child his childhood and his future!

We hope that your support to these kids would keep flowing to help us shape their future and give them a better life. Once again, thanks a lot for all your support. 

Creative Expressions
Creative Expressions
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