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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
Hopeful expressions...
Hopeful expressions...

AROH Foundation embarked on the journey to bring hope to the lives of 100 poor and deprived slum kids living in Sangam Vihar, and as you are aware, with generous support from funding community, we were able to enrol 500 children at 10 RISE Centres.

As we are completing about one year of operations, a remarkable change is seen the children who have been attending sessions regularly and are showing excellent improvement in school attendance.

The community teachers are imparting project based learning to the children who have varied learning abilities. The curriculum is designed in a way which supports the school curriculum, yet ensures that children imbibe the fundamentals through the creatively designed modules.

Mrs Revati Mittal, one of the teacher at the MCD Primary School is surprised to see the improvement in children who have been enrolled at RISE Cetres.

The parents are indeed a happier lot and feel important with 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 now started focussing on child’s need to attend school ad study. They are no more taken for labour work!

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, which is their right. We have been able to secure the Right to Education of more than 500 children living in extreme conditions of depravity. Children feel that studies have never been so much fun and the time spent at the centres is most cherished enjoyable moments for them.

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 misery writ on their faces is being wiped away to get smiles on their faces. 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.

Enjoying a classroom session
Enjoying a classroom session
Enjoying a game session
Enjoying a game session
RISE Classroom
RISE Classroom
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Yoga Day for RISE Kids
Yoga Day for RISE Kids

As the world celebrates International Day for Yoga on 21 June 2016, how can our little angels at not RISE to the occasion! It was an amazing sight to see our RISE children perform yogasanas with utmost dedication and concentration.

In order to mark the day, RISE teachers decided to take children out to the nearby park for a Yoga session. The children were told about what they were going to do and excitement amongst the kids spread like wild fire. Durries were spread in the park and children were positioned in rows before starting the session.

Yoga expert was invited to conduct the session and what was surprising was the way RISE kids performed the asanas - just like expert practitioners. Many onlookers cheered the children and some even offered them sweets after the session. What a day it proved to be for little Yoga masters!

Yoga is beneficial to kids in many ways. And our special children, who encounter emotional, social, and physical challenges are likely to benefit much from Yoga practice. Regular yoga sessions which include breathing techniques, behavioural guidelines, and physical postures can be incredibly valuable for them.  Yoga is something children can practice anywhere and that the breathing, the concentration, the poses, and the way kids learn to act or react to situations, will lead to constant self-discovery and inquisitiveness. Plus, yoga is portable, and no mat, special clothing, or special pillow is absolutely necessary.

We at AROH feel that our children should be given regular yoga sessions till they learn to do it on their own and they get into the daily habit of doing Yoga. If you also feel we can add value to our children’s lives through Yoga, support us so that we may provide regular Yoga instructor for the kids in ten RISE centres supported with your generous donation.

Thank you for your interest and attention!

Yoga Session -1
Yoga Session -1
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Yoga Session 2
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Happy kids at the Centre
Happy kids at the Centre

More than 500 poor children in Sangam Vihar are learning to unlock the golden door to their bright future! Thanks to generous support from funders, volunteers, well wishers, guides and mentors, the children are no more vulnerable. Their empty minds are now becoming open minds in which they are able to absorb and assimilate.  What started as an attempt to restore 100 childhoods, is now helping more than 500!

One of them is Pooja. When Pooja was brought to the remedial education centre (RISE) at I Block, Sangam Vihar, she was a bundle of nerves and could not utter a word. Dirty hands, shabby clothes, sweaty brow and the look of misery and desolation was writ large on her face. This barely 9 year old child was the hardworking breadwinner of a poor family. The time that should have been spent in gaining basic education and in playing with friends was being devoted to scrubbing floors and washing dishes and listening to the scolding of the lady master. The hands that could be used to build the future of the country were being taught to wash dirty floors and utensils. A valuable life was being severely ruined.

After 6 months of being at RISE, Pooja has a spark in her eyes as she dreams of a future for herself. If you ask her, she says she wants to be a doctor, to be able to cure her ailing mother. Pooja was freed from domestic labour with the help of dedicated efforts of RISE team as they were able to convince the mother and the employer. The employer agreed to provide extra salary to the mother.

Education is not a privilege. It is a human right. Thanks to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), every child in India is entitled to get free and compulsory education. This has vastly improved the access to education in India.

However, quality remains a major concern. More than 50 per cent children in India are not able to access quality education and their learning levels are much below the prescribed grade-specific and age-specific learning levels. This is a violation of their Right to Education. Due to educational deficiency, a large section of vulnerable children are not able to realise their full potential and thus will never be able to partner in nation’s progress.

AROH Foundation strives to bridge the gap between access and quality through remedial education to poor and vulnerable children. Project RISE aims to improve learning outcomes poor and marginalised children living in slums and rural areas, so that they are able to harness their full potential and become the productive force of Indian economy.

RISE is striving to improve the lives of more than 500 under privileged children between the age group of 6 to 14 years, who come from backward lower income groups in Sangam Vihar. With an objective to improve the learning ability of these economically weak children enrolled in government schools, support is being extended to facilitate their elementary education across 10 centers. Each centre caters 50 children with the help of an educator. The student are taught in two batches in sync with their school timings.

These underprivileged children in slums belong to poor households where parents are struggling to make both ends meet. They work as laborers, vendors, rickshaw pullers, domestic servants, drivers, etc., generally serving the needs of nearby affluent colonies. They cannot afford high cost private education and tuitions for their children.

To help such children, the RISE centres provide free of cost remedial education of 3 hours each day. AROH Foundation has specifically focused upon the quality of its educators, ensuring that these educators are well qualified, educated and trained. The educator is well equipped with knowledge of teaching all subjects like Maths, English, Hindi. The educators are taken from the community to improve the sustainability of the initiative and they are given intensive on-the-job training.

Regular parent-teacher interaction is an important component of the project. The idea behind this move is to ensure that parents become more attentive about their children’s performance in the class and this is well accessible through pre - post test and other extra curriculum activities including painting, dance, games, quiz,  sports.

AROH was able to help Pooja and others like her because of your generous support for this noble cause. There are thousands of children living in slums who need help to be able to get free from shackles of poverty and deprivation. We can give these children a better tomorrow by giving them an opportunity. An opportunity and access to quality education. Join us and be a part of this extraordinary journey where dreams turn into reality. 

Journey to a brighter future
Journey to a brighter future
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A smiling teacher
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Happy kids at RISE Centre
Happy kids at RISE Centre

Helping Them RISE...

For more than 500 kids, remedial education is not just preparation for life, it has become life itself. They are moving forward, new doors are opening, they’re doing new things, they’re becoming curious… and curiosity is leading them to new paths.RISE (Remedial Innovations in School Education) Centres are showing the way to a brighter future for all those kids who are deprived and marginalised. Your generous support made this journey possible for these kids.In six months of learning, their progress cards are shining, literally, as they now know the value of this piece of paper.

Ravi, a poor kid living in Tigri, had been deprived of education and was helping his father at the tea stall. When he first came to the RISE centre, at 8 years of age, he could not even recognise the alphabets. After six months, he has become a regular at school and is proud to show his grades.

Teachers who are the backbone of this initiative, not only teach the subjects, but also bring the much needed behavioural transformation in the kids. The teachers try to improve their self esteem, confidence and personal attributes.

Ramwati, a domestic servant, had been taking her 10 year boy Dinesh to work, and the house master was asking Dinesh to do household chores. Dinesh wondered why he could not be like the kids in the house where his mother worked. Things changed when Dinesh was brought to RISE Centre. He is looking smart. He is aspiring to be a doctor and gaining the confidence that he can do it!

There are regular meetings with parents which is helping in child’s development. Creative teaching learning activities help in bringing our hidden talent in the children.

Many volunteers are coming forward to be with the children and help them in this journey towards a better life. We hope that the support and donations would keep flowing so that we may reach out to many more children who are waiting out there for some one to hold their hand and save them from lives of drudgery and misery!

Creative learning at the RISE Centres
Creative learning at the RISE Centres
Enjoying celebrations
Enjoying celebrations
Volunteers love to be with the kids
Volunteers love to be with the kids
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Child enjoying learning at the centre
Child enjoying learning at the centre

500 and counting…

We embarked on this journey with your kind and generous support to help 100 children learn better and score better in formal education. Sangam Vihar slum being the hub of deprivation, as last reported, we ended up enrolling more than 200 children, who started learning at five remedial learning centres.

We are glad to report that the project has received further support owing to which we are able to support more than 500 children now! The caravan has grown bigger in less than 3 months. Many of these children were not attending school regularly and were engaged in menial jobs like rag picking and waste picking. The support is providing them a opportunity to secure a place in the society and be worthy citizens of the nation.

With your support, we are able to save these children from misery and drudgery and help them enjoy a normal childhood, which is their right. We have been able to secure the Right to Education of more than 500 children.

There are 12 teachers who are imparting project based learning to the children who have varied learning abilities. The curriculum is designed in a way which supports the school curriculum, yet ensures that children imbibe the fundamentals through the creatively designed modules.

Children feel that studies have never been so much fun and the time spent at the centres is most cherished enjoyable moments for them.

Volunteers have come forward to give them books, clothes and other stuff to bring joy and happiness to their deprived lives.

Regular meetings with school teachers and parents, help build long term sustainability of the effort and buys commitment from other stakeholders. The schools have started appreciating the change in children, which is quite visible.

Children are participating in various events and activities planned at the centres, which is also helping to nurture the talent in these kids.

We are thankful to your support which has brought a ray of hope in the lives of these poor and underprivileged children, who can now dream of a future. The pain is slowly giving way to smiles on their faces. For the first time in their little lives, they’ve felt a sense of worth and belongingness, 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 and to serve more and poor and underprivilged ones.

Children enjoying the activities at the centre
Children enjoying the activities at the centre
Nurturing their talent and creativity
Nurturing their talent and creativity
Project based creative learning methods
Project based creative learning methods
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