Education  India Project #25747

Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi

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Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi
Educating 200 Children in 4 Slums in Delhi

                                                                                          A SUCCESS STORY, A MILESTONE:
                                                                                              Rahul and 102 other Superstars!

 

Believe it or not, primary education still remains a privilege for a selected few in this world when others talk about going to Mars, #MeToo campaign and Gen X. As the children from cities gather at bus stops, outside school, neatly clad in uniform, it’s a common site to find a swarm of slum kids somewhere around, gazing at them with yearning eyes, longing for that day to come when fate will grace them with gift of school. Testimonial to this poignant truth is a story thatstands today as a milestone in the path Sukarya has embarked on, under its Education on Wheels (EOW) initiative.

Rahul, a nine-year-old bright kid and a dweller of the Delhi slums, was no less deserving than the others who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. His parents, that could manage him two meals a day, unfortunately couldn’t promise him the luxury of school. The fourth member of the family, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, demanded special care and attention. To ensure a smooth livelihood, the parents worked from dawn to dusk, leaving the girl with his brother. Torn between the responsibility of a brother and school, Rahul made the obvious choice, without much freedom to decide. Since everything works smoothly, Rahul’s parent did not feel the need to send him to school, something that slum parents do without second thoughts.

A ray of hope appeared in the form of EOW, when Sukarya teachers witnessed the shining eyes gazing from a distance at the bus that held classes for the slum kids. A few occasions were enough to convince the teachers of Rahul’s earnest desire for education. They were quick to act.

A visit was scheduled to his house in the very next trip to slum. Teachers, determined to rescue him, met his mother and in an attempt to convince her to allow him to attend school, managing to change her schedule and making time for her daughter as well. The curriculum, the teacher and the classroom had a great impact on Rahul. The change reflected in Rahul's life was noticeable and so was his competency and determination to succeed.

This change inspired Rahul’s mother to find a balance between her work and her daughter. She returned from work before Rahul had to attend the EOW remedial session. She was convinced that her son would come at par with children of his age and reach his true potentials in no time while receiving the happiness of a school goer, he always deserved. And all this happened on the New Year when Rahul and 102 other slum children scored very high in the Open Basic Examination (OBE) conducted by the Government of India and secured admission into local government school into grades ranging from fourth to seventh.

Rahul’s story is yet another achievement of EOW. There is no doubt in the fact that Sukarya is persistent in its approach. With each trip, EOW carries hope for another Rahul, and support for another mother or a sibling.

 

                                                                                                         CURRENT PROJECT

Operational in 4 Slum locations of Delhi through 2 Education on Wheels buses the EOW provides the access of education to 200 children. Each year Children are registered with EOW program and go through the regular curriculum based daily basis classes across the selected locations .On completion of year Children are mainstreamed with formal school for further education through providing direct mainstreaming to government /formal schools and through government’s  Open Basic Examination [OBE] system. 

Program reaches the unreached children living in vulnerable conditions with poor socio-economic conditions. Most of the children were indulged in child labour activities, rag picking, domestic help, factory labour and other odd works. There are cases of substance abuse and prone to juvenile delinquency as well.

Given the situation, program not only focusing on basic subjects and language studies but also on life skills, behavioral aspects, hygiene issues and latent talent exploration.

Monthly parent teacher meetings, Monthly examination, regular home visits & follow ups are some of the key features of the program which leads for retention, punctuality and effective results. 

                                                                                     PROGRESS REPORT (OCT - JAN 2019)

During this quarter, program was focused to mainstream the Children into the government /formal school for further studies. The rigorous and stringent efforts of project team finally paid off and 103 children (65 from Delhi slums and 38 from Gurgaon slums) have been successfully mainstreamed with government school. And another group of 35 children are all set to appear in government’s OBE [Open Basic Examination] which is scheduled to be conducted in February 2019.On successful completion, these children would receive certificates from government and further mainstreamed with School.  

 

EOW bus operational: 2

Project locations are covered: 4

Children enrolled into the program: 200

Children enrolled in NFE [Non-formal Education]: 100

Children are enrolled in Remedial classes: 100

Regular classes organized: 192

Extra Curricular activities organized: 06

Life Skills sessions organized: 06

No. of Parent teacher meeting conducted: 06

Monthly [Internal ]Examination conducted: 24 (in 8 batches)

8 batches [monthly examination]

Children mainstreamed with government school: 65

Students enrolled and prepared for next Open Basic Examination: 35

 

 

 

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Ashish: A success story
Ashish: A success story

                                       Instilling Hygine through Education : A success story of Ashish

Class: Remedial (Enrolled in 3rd Grade OBE)

Program: Education on Wheels, Delhi

Ashish,10, a resident of Nalapar slum in Delhi with lives with his parents and 2 siblings. When the Education on Wheels (EOW) team visited the slum to meet with his parents for his enrolment into remedial class, their house inside the slum was found to be so unhygienic that it was hard to stay inside the house for more than a few minutes. Ashish was also full of dust and smell. It was hard for him to recall when he took his shower last. He was enrolled in remedial classes. Due to the poor state of hygiene of the house, Ashish was frequently found to be sick which resulted in his irregular attendance. 

However as a regular follow up, parallel counseling was conducted with parents as well as with Ashish in order to bring positive results in their lifestyle. The EOW team also invited his parents to monthly Parents Teacher Meeting (PTM) so that they can also interact with get other families and receive their positive inputs. This had a positive impact on his parents  changing their perspectives for keeping their home clean and their children tidy ensuring better health for everyone.

The efforts of the team did not go in vain and soon Ashish started coming to class in clean outfit. That was not the only change. He has become quite puctual in his attendance. On being asked about his aspiration, Ashish says, “after getting good education, I want to become a teacher so that I could teach other children like me in the slums”.

parent-teachers meeting
parent-teachers meeting
Monthly Examination
Monthly Examination
Best Student Awards
Best Student Awards
Nutrition week Celebration
Nutrition week Celebration
World Water Week celebration
World Water Week celebration

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                                                                    Kajri: A Success Story

Kajri had never been to school in her life. Living in the slum of Nalapar, Delhi, this 10 year old girl started picking garbage from nearby areas along with her mother. One day, she came to know about ‘Education on wheels’  (EOW) bus & got so much fascinated that she herself approached the EOW team to enquire about it.

The real story of transform began after her enrollment  into the Remedial Session of the program. Due to lack of access to basic healthcare she often fell ill and was irregular in attending classes. Her unfriendly behavior toward her peers and frequent use of abusive language with fellow classmates were observed by the teacher & the project coordinator. She was provided regular counseling session which motivated her to be neat & clean and disciplined in her action. She started focussing  on her homework.

Kajri was moved by an inspirational film based on a true story of a child who struggled in early life but aspired to be the president of India. After the movie screening when the teacher asked each & every student about their aspirations, Kajri expressed her  dream of becoming a police officer. With her own efforts and the support from the EOW team, Kajri has now been selected for formal education  as 5th grader and preparing for open basic education (OBE) exams. 

 

                                    Quarterly  Report on Education on Wheels (EOW), Delhi

                                                      Period: April 23 to July 18, 2018.

 

Number of Regular classes held (Non Formal Education & Remedial) – 35

Number of Computer classes organized – 12

Number of Monthly Parent teacher meeting (PTM) held – 08 (4 locations)

Total number of parents attended meeting – 266 (4 locations)

Number of Monthly Examinations – 8 (4 locations)

Extra –curricular activities- 02 (4 locations)

Number of Life skills sessions organized – 02 (2 locations)

Number of Home Visits/Follow ups – 128 (4 locations)

Number of children Registered in Open Basic Education (OBE) – 32

Number of children Mainstreamed with government school - 47

The program has been running with great level of cooperation & enthusiasm from parents, community members and stakeholders in the community. Mother’s day was celebrated with the children making beautiful cards for their mothers. 32 children were enrolled for open basic education and now preparing tfor examination.  47children and their parents were counseled by teacher and coordinator for regular school admissions. Theyy are now  mainstreamed into nearby government schools. One corporate employee engagement activity was done with the children showcasing their talents.

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Rabbina, the ambassador for change
Rabbina, the ambassador for change

Rabbina was only 12 years old when her family migrated to Delhi. As a young girl she always had dreamt of going to school. But living in a slum, it was not possible for her parents to enroll her in a school. She started working as a child labour and.got indulged in substance abuse. She also became very abusive in her behavior towards others. But things were to change. One day she came to know about Education on Wheels (EOW) program of Sukarya”.when she saw some children of her age going there. Out of curiousity, she rushed for admission into the remedial class of the EOW program and started attending classes regularly. It took a while but the ‘Life Skills' sessions on “Good Habits and Good Manners” brought in much needed change in her behavior and mannerism. Now she is not using abusive words anymore, has become respectful to others and encourages other children in the slums to come for classes evryday. She has become an ambassador for change.

During this quarter (January - April 2018) the EOW program got expanded into 2 more slum locations of Delhi [Tarachand colony & Arjun camp near Vasantkunj) by adding one more mobile unit. Now this project is running in 4 slums and 200 children are enrolled and receive daily basis classes under the non-formal education program. After many home visits & counseling sessions parents are now taking responsibilities to send their children regularly and on time. They are also showing their willingness to attend Parent teacher meeting. Children are showing great sense of competitiveness among themselves towards acquiring good attendance and scoring good marks in the examintion.

Parents-Teachers meeting in session
Parents-Teachers meeting in session
Monthly Examination
Monthly Examination
Arts and crafts class
Arts and crafts class
Learning to be the best
Learning to be the best

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Alekh
Alekh

                                                                          Stories of Change

Alekh is just 8-year-old and lives in Nalapar slum of Delhi with his parents and younger brother who migrated from Madhya Pradesh for a better life. Being poor Alekh has never been to a school in his life. The continuous cycle of poverty and illiteracy had forced him begging most part of his life facing harsh realities of child labor. But at last, he had a shed of light and hope in his life through Sukarya’s Education on Wheels program (EOW), which enabled him to study without leaving the boundaries of his neighborhood. It was found that Alekh suffered from a learning disability which further hampered his growth. But he didn’t give up and the teachers at the EOW program provided him the attention with special care that he required to have him enrolled in the local elementary school. Alekh learned at his own pace and is soon to be promoted into remedial classes.

Sanjana lives in Nalapar slum with her parents and 3 siblings. Being poor and having migrated from rural Punjab her family had many challenges to live even with bare necessities. Like any grown up children, Sanjana wanted to go to school but couldn’t for many reasons – distance, family pressure, income, etc. But her dream was realized when Education on Wheels Project team approached her for enrollment under their program. She and her parents responded with great cheers and now she is not only a proud hard working EOW student but also quite disciplined, punctual, well-mannered and a good performer. She is soon to be enrolled into a mainstream school. She aspires to be a teacher to help other children realize their dreams.   

                                                       Progress Report - November 2017 to January 2018

The Project is running with full momentum as the enrolled children from both the slum locations are regularly & religiously attending the class with full of passion and enthusiasm. And their parents are also equally showing the great motivation and sincerity towards the educational needs of their children. It is reflected through their attendance during PTM –Parent teacher meetings which are held on monthly basis to address the academic and behavioral issues of children. PTM is one of the key activities under the program to ensure regularity of the children in daily classes.

This quarter can be termed as consolidation phase of the project as the children settled down properly with class atmosphere and they streamlined with academic pattern. 

As per the set objective under the project a total 100 children are attending classes on daily basis through NFE- Non-Formal Education and Remedial classes from two slum locations of Delhi namely Nalapar and Israil camp near Vasantkunj.

Followings are some of the highlights of the activities which are undertaken during this quarter:

Regular classes [NFE & Remedial] – 46, Computer classes – 11, Monthly PTM [Parent teacher meeting] – 06 [2 locations] , Monthly Examination – 06 [2 locations], Extra –curricular activities- 06 [2 locations], Life skills sessions – 02 [2 locations], Health session- 1 [1 location], Home Visits/Follow ups – 20.

 

Thank you.

Sanjana
Sanjana
Monthly Examination
Monthly Examination
Monthly Examination 2
Monthly Examination 2
Teaching session
Teaching session
A step closer to the success!
A step closer to the success!

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Sukarya

Location: Gurgaon - India
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Shipra Shukla
Gurgaon, India
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