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Basic Education for the children of slum-dwellers

by Mercy Welfare Society
Basic Education for the children of slum-dwellers


The rural poor and unskilled workers migrate to the city in search of livelihood, as the employment in the unskilled sector is high. But due to the costly city life and higher rentals, these poor people form into groups and build make shift houses in the suburbs or open places which finally become slum areas due to the unorganised, unplanned occupation and living. These poor migrants who live a hand to mouth life by earning very little on daily labour and miserable living conditions make them.

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We believe in the principle that "Education as a burning torch sheds away the darkness of ignorance" and gives a matured understanding of lives in their growth. The lack of proper facilities or the scanty facilities available as the government schools do not provide the required result, as the government paid teachers do not motivate the children to come to the school, also the stringent monetary conditions of the parents constrain sending their children to schools, instead sending them for


Basic education to 200-250 children per slum area, Gautem Puri & Madenpur Khader. Motivating by providing a midday meal and/or a nutritious snack, so as to make the children attend the school. Basic education to be imparted through games and audio visual aids to make the children understand the subject easily. Supply of specially printed text/note books. Prizes & Awards to be initiated. Motivating the parents to send their children to schools by creating awareness abou

Long-Term Impact

The success of the project will have a demonstration effect on the other slum areas, paving way for development of their children of the neighbouring slum areas, who may approach us for implementing this project in their area also. The long-term result will be the development of the slum children to live a better and disciplined life, which also reduces the criminal rate, as education will improve their mental facilities.

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Mercy Welfare Society

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
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Ashish Lal
Project Leader:
Ashish Lal
New Delhi, Delhi India

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