Shiksha will provide free and quality education for 1000+ children of migrant labourers in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. In addition to a completely free education, all students will be provided with books, stationery, uniforms, and a nutritious mid-day meal.
Migrants from all across the country come to Gurgaon, Haryana to earn their livelihood. Often they earn less than Rs. 10,000/- ($150) per month between two working parents. Due to lack of documentation, they are not cannot be admitted into government schools and private schools are beyond their financial reach. This leads to many children roaming the streets and engaging in ragpicking and other forms of child labour instead of being in a classroom.
We provide education, nutrition, and basic health care to these students. We ensure that all children have a chance to join the education process rather than be left behind due to lack of documentation (e.g. birth certificate), prior education, social isolation especially for children of rural migrant workers, or financial limitations.
We will be educating 1000+ children that would otherwise not have access to it. This will ensure that these students have a chance to not only keep up with their education, but become educated citizens, and empowered for sustainable livelihoods.