The work is for the benefit of 400 school going tribal children. The need is because of poor performance of children as assessed through a Needs assessment Study. This project is to organize Evening Study Centers to improve the performance of the children through academic guidance for children, nutritious meal for children, health monitoring, opportunities for exhibiting innate skills continuous motivation of parents to provide for higher education of children that includes girl children
Poor Academic Performance of tribal children due to - Teachers to the primary schools come from the plains and there is absenteeism of teachers; Tribal children come to school mainly to collect noon meal; Drop out rates of children with primary classes is high; Girls are stopped from school to assist the mothers in their household work; They have difficulty in coping with studies; Children lack facilities to study in their homes; and there is no one to guide them in their studies.
Organize 20 Evening Study centers for 400 tribal poor children @20 per center; Qualified persons will help the children in their academic studies using interactive methods; opportunities to develop innate skills and motivation to continue their studies beyond primary level; Provide evening nutrition supplement to sustain their motivation and as an act of health promotion; Quarterly growth monitoring; Programs for parents to provide awareness and motivation for the higher education of children
Academic performance of tribal children will improve. They will continue education beyond high school level. They can go for professional education. They will get employment opportunities. They can become sustained in life. Younger siblings will develop the motivation for studies. Parents will be motivated to provide for the higher education of children. The health of the children will improve with nutrition supplement. The innate skills of children will come out and will be put to best use.
Society for Peoples Health Education And Economic Development (SPHEED)
Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu - India
Project Leader: KALAIVANAN M