Education on wheels [EOW] is an uniquely designed program which prepares slum children for formal education by taking the school to them. EOW is a well equipped bus with computers, TV and other essential education related materials. The idea is to motivate slum kids & their parents by providing good facilities, skilled teachers & innovative curriculum to bring kids up to 3rd grade school level in one year, preparing them for 3rd grade examination & enroll them into local 4th grade school.
Access to education & learning are non existent in any slums. Poor parents don't have enough resources to send their children to formal schools. The children often end up doing domestic chores or get into rag-picking & other criminal activities. During the 1st quarter of 2019, the program was expanded to 400 children living in 8 slums in Delhi & Gurgaon by adding two more buses (total 4 buses) to the program. For continued success , Sukarya needs to raise $275,000 in the next 3 years.
Currently, the EOW program is run in 8 slums providing Non-Formal Education to 400 children with the following key components: Monthly Parent-Teacher Meetings, Health Clinics, learning tests, Screenings of inspirational movies, Exposure Visits, Open Basic Education & Computer classes. Parents are sending their children to classes on time & actively taking part in parent-teacher meetings. Children are showing great sense of competitiveness among themselves by being punctual & scoring good marks.
In addition to educating 1200 children in a year, we propose an Accelerator Program for Education on Wheels to sponsor 103 already mainstreamed (in 2019) children for further studies till at least 10th grade to build and shape their career towards self reliance. This will enable: 1. 103 children to realize their dreams and reach up to high school level. 2. This degree will pave the way for future studies. 3. They will be able to pursue vocational courses for their economic self reliance.