Children
 India
Project #5964

From Child Labour to a Chance at School

by SAATH CHARITABLE TRUST
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Activities with volunteers
Activities with volunteers

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (June, 2016 - August, 2016)

For overall development we conducted various learning activities for their physical and mental development and special care is taken on their nutrition and hygiene. Currently we have 10 centers 7 CFS classes at construction sites and 3 in slums. We have 5 more centers in pipeline

We inaugurated a new center at construction site.

Following are few of the activities conducted at the CFS sites:

  1. Jewellery making workshops were conducted at a public garden. These activities are facilitated by aProch foundation.
  2.  The jewelleries made during the workshops were then exhibited at Riverside School.
  3.  Kids were taken to ‘Kids’ City’ at Kankariya. Children received information on the administrative nuances of the city as well as various professions they can take up when they grow up. Some of the professions included radio jockey, fire fighter, doctor, police, lawyer, etc. Also, they learnt how various systems such as court, 108 emergency service, ice factory, bank, and telecom industry work. They also learnt about various facilities the city provides and its administration such as BRTS, heritage of the city, etc. These topics are imparted by directly involving the children in the particular role.
  4. An event for drawing was organized with the purpose of gauging children’s creativity, their ability to express through painting.
  5.  College students from various colleges of Ahmedabad organized cultural activities for children’s entertainment on the 15th August at Law Garden. Children had a good time and they also danced with the tune of the music.
  6.  Children are provided hockey coaching every Sunday by professionals at a school.
  7.  Rakshabandhan a festival to celebrate bond between brother and sister was celebrated.

We have divided the children at the centers in three groups according to their age:

Group A: Children who very young, prayers, poems and basic body parts are taught here

Group B: Children are taught Alphabets and Numbers in English and Gujarati

Group C: Children are taught how to write and also they learn addition, subtraction, multiplication.

Given below is the brief of activities at each individual centre:

Fatewadi

Different activities were done with children according to their age groups. The children were taught English – Gujarati alphabets, names of fruits, animals, birds, colours and they learned about various shapes. Craft activities were also done with the children and they were taught to make various things out of paper and colouring them. They have been taught to make toys from waste material. They have also taught about glass painting and learned different colours names.

Ram – Raheem Tekro

During the 3 month period the children were taught English and Gujarati alphabets, names of vegetables and fruits, they learnt numbers from 1-100, stories were told, sang songs, learnt how to write simple words and draw basic shapes. Few out-door exercise sessions were done for the physical development.

 

 Vejalpur

                                                          

At this center the kids continue learning different letters in Gujarati and English. They learnt writing numbers from 50-100. They learnt new nursery rhymes and songs.  Children were taught about craft and painting. They have learned new techniques of drawing.

 

Mahadev Residency – Naroda

                                                                   

Here children learned simple words, reading and writing the alphabets and small words in English. In Maths the children learned numbers from 1 to 20. The children learned about colours, learned from charts, played various interactive learning games and children songs.

 

SW Park – Shahwadi

                                                    

At this center, younger kids were taught alphabets in two languages English and Gujarati, the older kids were taught to read and write the alphabets. In Maths, kids learned basic examples of addition. Apart from these children were taught basic disciplinary manners. They were taught general knowledge. Mythological stories were narrated.

Aaryan Opulence - Ambali

                                    

 

In this center children were taught to write numbers 1-50 in English and 1-100 in Gujarati. Songs in Gujarati were taught. We had a volunteer who taught these kids different body parts in English language and few songs and poems in English. They also had regular sports activities at this center. Children also learnt basic manners. They learnt how to greet and meet in English. 

Rajyesh Revanta                                     

In the class the children were taught prayer songs, reading alphabets (English and Gujarati) and reading from 1 to 100 numbers. With the help of interactive games the children were taught about how to give their introduction, identify various colours and counting digits. Children were taught season names and importance of cleanliness.

Aakruti Aangan - Lamba

                                        

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

 

 

Makarba – SG Highway

                                        

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

                                           

Behavior modification through Child Friendly Spaces (Name Changed)

The children attending the Child Friendly spaces, undergo a gradual behaviour modification while attending the classes. Most of them are either drop-outs from schools or have never attended school. When they initially start coming to classes, they are quite untidy and not properly dressed up. They lack the basic sense of health and hygiene. The teachers tell them the importance of cutting nails, washing hand before eating and after using toilets. Health and hygeine related issues are also discussed during the monthly parent’s teachers meeting. The parents are explained about the importance of education, health, cleanliness of house and surroundings and imbibing good habits like washing hands, oiling hair, daily bath and cleaning teeth etc. After attending the classes in a disciplined manner for few months, they start following the schedule and get used to the daily routine. They start coming to school in a neat and tidy manner, which is result of the teacher and parental effort. To support the behavior modification among children, each of the classes have combs, mirror, hair oil, soaps are kept accessible to the children and parents. Moreover, Approach Foundation, Ahmedabad which has collaborated with Saath, organises diverse extra-curricular activities for every Child friendly space on every weekend. These efforts put together facilitates in the behavior modification of the children.  The impact of the interventions has been such that the children have become more regular, follow the schedule of the classes and the hygienic practices. One such case of behavior modification has been noticed at the Le Zerdin, where a girl named Anita has undergone a lot of change after attending CFS classes. 

Anita Singh,(Name Changed) 10 years old is a native of Masliya Jheel, Madhya Pradesh. Her father’s name is Nangar Singh and mother’s name is Neeta. Both of them are construction worker at the Le Zerdin site. They migrated to Ahmedabad from Masliya Jheel 6 months back in search for manual work. Anita had studied till class 3rd in her village and thereafter had to drop-out of school due to her family’s migration. She can read and write to some extent. She has two infants to manage, who are her uncle’s children. The uncle’s family has also migrated along with them and engaged in the construction work. Since there is no one else to take care of the infants, the uncle depends on Anita for baby-sitting of his children. Anita has not been very supportive to her uncle, and she charges a fees for taking care of the children. She got enrolled at the CFS centre started in December, 2015 by Saath with the support of developer. Prior to the classes started in December,2015, Anita used to roam around at the site with the other children of the construction workers. The whole day long the children, played in the mud and used to regularly fall sick due to one illness or other. Anita was a very notorious girl, who did not heed to any instructions and did not allow other children to attend CFS classes.  The teacher had to initially make a lot of effort to bring them to the centre and convince the other children to the centre for the classes.

The infants were also enrolled for the classes, where many other little ones are sheltered while their parents are gone for work. Thus Anita now was not solely responsible for the baby-sitting of the two little cousins, as the teacher was there to take care of them. Instead of that she is now learning English basics, Hindi and Mathematics. She can even write a bit and has been picking up more after coming to CFS. At the time of her enrollment to the classes, her weight and height was measured as a part of the enrollment process. She weighed 24 Kgs at that time, which was below the desired weight, thus was considered as Malnourished. After attending the classes for more than 2 months, there has been an increase of 6 Kgs, and she is now a healthy child. The teacher at CFS, Rehana ben has been counseling the girl since day one, as she was not cooperating with the class room sessions. She used to remain absent from classes initially and also stop others from coming. Gradually she has understood that her behaviour was unacceptable and harming her friends and own siblings. She has become more regular and now she is more cooperative with the teacher. The teacher has also told her not to charge fees from her uncle for baby-sitting of the children, since they are her cousin brother and sister. Anita is gradually understanding the importance of education, after attending CFS classes. She has promised the teacher that she would now motivate more and more children on the construction site to attend the CFS classes, rather than stop them from attending. Thus we see behavior modelling and health improvement of the child by the efforts of the project intervention within few months.

 

 

CHALLENGES

ü  The attrition rates of students is high

ü  Parents don’t think it’s important for their child to attend such activity classes

ü  They think they are losing household income if children go to school

As the children are from Migrant families, it becomes difficult track the kids once they move to different sites

ü  Stationary, Toys, Teacher Expenses, Snacks are becoming costlier.

ü  Regular funding is not there for this program

 

 

STATUS OF CFS

 

Child Friendly Spaces- Status in August 16

Sr. No.                    Name of the Centre                     No. of Children

                                                                            Boy     Girl      Total

1                                  Fatehwadi                           16      15         31

2                             Ram rahim no tekro                  14      29         43

3                                    Vejalpur                            19      18         37

4                    Swaminarayan park- Vasna*                -         -          -  

5                      Rajyash Revanta - Vasna*                 -         -          -  

6                        Rajyash Riverium- Vasna                25      14       39

7                         Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                9        6        15

8                        Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                  3        2         5

9                         Le Jardin- Law garden                    9       10       19

10             Westgate Business Bay- Makarba           18       12       30

11                    Divya Jivan city- Naroda                    5        2         7

12                          Aryan Gloria- Bopal                     8        6       14

                                                                  Total   126    114     240

 

 Child Friendly Spaces (June 16- August 16)

Sr. No.

Name of the Centre

Newly Enrolled Children

Children enrolled to School

Jun.16

Jul.16

Aug.16

Total

Jun.16

Jul.16

Aug.16

Total

1

Fatehwadi

        -  

           1

           6

         7

       16

         -  

        -  

       16

2

Ram rahim no tekro

        -  

          -  

         21

       21

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

3

Vejalpur

        -  

          -  

          -  

        -  

        -  

        12

        -  

       12

4

Swaminarayan park- Vasna

         5

           3

          -  

         8

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

5

Rajyash Revanta - Vasna

       25

          -  

          -  

       25

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

6

Rajyash Riverium- Vasna

        -  

         11

           6

       17

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

7

Aakruti Aangan- Lambha

         5

           3

          -  

         8

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

8

Aaryan Opulence- Ambli

         2

           5

          -  

         7

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

9

Le Jardin- Law garden

       19

           3

           1

       23

         3

         -  

        -  

         3

10

Westgate Business Bay- Makarba

       10

           3

           4

       17

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

11

Divya Jivan city- Naroda

        -  

           5

           2

         7

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

12

Aryan Gloria- Bopal

        -  

         13

           1

       14

        -  

         -  

        -  

        -  

Total

       66

         47

         41

     154

       19

        12

        -  

       31

 

Celebrating Independence Day
Celebrating Independence Day
Exposure Visit
Exposure Visit

Attachments:
Nazneen
Nazneen

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (March, 2016 - May, 2016)

For overall development we conducted various learning activities for their physical and mental development and special care is taken on their nutrition and hygiene. Currently we have 10 centers 7 CFS classes at construction sites and 3 in slums. We have 5 more centers in pipeline

We inaugurated a new center at construction site.

This quarter we celebrated festival of colours, holi with our children. This is also summer time so lot of donors donated king of summer fruits, mangoes. One of the donor provided school kits to children of two centers.

We also gave school kits to the new enrollees in all the classes and at the new centers.  

Lot of corporates did voluntary work at our centers. One of the corporate ATE distributed colouring kit to the kids. They also gave scholarship for a year to 6 deserving underprivileged kids. Another corporate SNL Financials taught children their body parts in English. 

During this quarter “Jewellery Workshop” was organized for under-privileged children. They were taught how to make jewellery. The workshop was held for 4 hours every Sunday for a month and after a month an exhibition was held to display their creations. Now these kids make jewellery on regular basis for their family, friends and ofcoure for themselves.

We have divided the children at the centers in three groups according to their age:

Group A: Children who very young, prayers, poems and basic body parts are taught here

Group B: Children are taught Alphabets and Numbers in English and Gujarati

Group C: Children are taught how to write and also they learn addition, subtraction, multiplication.

Given below is the brief of activities at each individual centre:

Fatewadi

Different activities were done with children according to their age groups. The children were taught English – Gujarati alphabets, names of fruits, animals, birds, colours and they learned about various shapes. Craft activities were also done with the children and they were taught to make various things out of paper and colouring them. They have been taught to make toys from waste material. They have also taught about glass painting and learned different colours names.

Ram – Raheem Tekro

During the 3 month period the children were taught English and Gujarati alphabets, names of vegetables and fruits, they learnt numbers from 1-100, stories were told, sang songs, learnt how to write simple words and draw basic shapes. Few out-door exercise sessions were done for the physical development.

 Vejalpur

 

 At this center the kids continue learning different letters in Gujarati and English. They learnt writing numbers from 50-100. They learnt new nursery rhymes and songs.  Children were taught about craft and painting. They have learned new techniques of drawing.

Mahadev Residency – Naroda

Here children learned simple words, reading and writing the alphabets and small words in English. In Maths the children learned numbers from 1 to 20. The children learned about colours, learned from charts, played various interactive learning games and children songs.

 SW Park – Shahwadi

 At this center, younger kids were taught alphabets in two languages English and Gujarati, the older kids were taught to read and write the alphabets. In Maths, kids learned basic examples of addition. Apart from these children were taught basic disciplinary manners. They were taught general knowledge. Mythological stories were narrated.

Aaryan Opulence - Ambali

In this center children were taught to write numbers 1-50 in English and 1-100 in Gujarati. Songs in Gujarati were taught. We had a volunteer who taught these kids different body parts in English language and few songs and poems in English. They also had regular sports activities at this center. Children also learnt basic manners. They learnt how to greet and meet in English. 

Rajyesh Revanta                                     

In the class the children were taught prayer songs, reading alphabets (English and Gujarati) and reading from 1 to 100 numbers. With the help of interactive games the children were taught about how to give their introduction, identify various colours and counting digits. Children were taught season names and importance of cleanliness.

Aakruti Aangan - Lamba                        

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

Makarba – SG Highway

 This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

                                           

CFS; Mainstreaming the Marginalized children

 Nazneen Ansari Nur Mohammad, (Name Changed) 12 years’ old girl from the child labor classes, which is part of the Child Friendly Spaces programme of Saath. She studies in Class 6th at the Sunrise school, Vejalpur. Her father suffered from heart attack, so the he had to leave his work and sit at home. Her mother had to take up all the responsibilities of the family. She started working as domestic help in the nearby bungalows and residential complex. Her mother used to get food from the houses where she used to work, which was generously given by them and the family used to share that food during their meal time. The CFS teacher Sanjida ben had reported the Saath office about the financial crises the family was facing. The Saath team understanding their condition had also sent the family food kit, for supporting them. Her mother had back breaking work which affected her health adversely and as a result she was asked by doctor to take rest. Her father was not able to recover after the heart ailment, so he started selling vegetables through cart opposite the house, which was not sufficient for a decent living. Due to financial constraints faced by the family, her mother was forced to tell her daughter, that they would not be able to educate her any further.  This was a heart breaking thing for Nazneen, who was keen on continuing her education. Since her parents could not pay her school fees on time, she was barred from attending the classes and that is when Sanjida ben, the teacher at the CFS class thought of supporting the girl by approaching the Nirma interns for help, who had visited Saath for the Internship. These students got together for fund raising, which enabled them to gather amount of Rs.4000/-. This raised amount was used to pay off her pending school fees and as a result she could get back to school.  Nazneen said, “I wish to study further, and become a doctor one day, but since my family’s financial condition is not good so my mother was forced to tell me to sit at home.” I am thankful to Saath and Nirma students for supporting me and my family. I am looking for more support in near future, so that I can pursue my higher goals. My sister also wants to study further and become a police officer one day.”

CHALLENGES

ü  The attrition rates of students is high

ü  Parents don’t think it’s important for their child to attend such activity classes

ü  They think they are losing household income if children go to school

As the children are from Migrant families, it becomes difficult track the kids once they move to different sites

ü  Stationary, Toys, Teacher Expenses, Snacks are becoming costlier.

ü  Regular funding is not there for this program

  

STATUS OF CFS

 

Child Friendly Spaces- Status in May, 2016

Sr. No.     Name of the Centre                             No. of Children

                                                                 Boy        Girl         Total   

1                Fatehwadi                                  18          17           35

2            Ram rahim no tekro                        13          17           30

3                  Vejalpur                                   18          17           35

4       Naroda- Mahadev Residency                 7          11           18

5       Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park             16         24            40

6            Rajyash Revanta - Vasna                29         31           60

7          Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                   17         18           35

8          Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                     7           9           16

9          Le Jardin- Law garden                       16         15           31

                      Total                                    141        159         300

 Child Friendly Spaces (March – May, 2016)

Sr. No.      Name of the Centre                    Newly Enrolled Children                  Children enrolled to School

                                                           Mar.16  April.16  May.16  Total           Mar.16  April.16  May.16  Total

1                    Fatehwadi                         1            6         -            7               -            -           -          -  

2             Ram rahim no tekro                   -            -           -           -                -            -           -          -  

3                     Vejalpur                            2          -           -            2                 -          -           -          -  

4       Naroda- Mahadev Residency           1           1          -            2                -            -           -          -  

5     Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park          2           -           -            2               -            -           -          -  

6      Rajyash Revanta - Vasna                 7          -          17          24              -            -           -          -  

7      Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                   3          -            7         10               -            -           -          -  

8     Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                    7            5          3        15               -            -           -          -  

9       Le Zarden- Law garden                     -           30          9        39              -            -           -          -  

                    Total                                  23         42          36      101              -            -           -          -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango Distribution
Mango Distribution
Jewellery Exhibition
Jewellery Exhibition
Corporate Donation
Corporate Donation

Attachments:

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (Januray - March, 2016)

During this quarter various activities were conducted for the physical and mental development of children and special care was taken on their health, hygiene and nutrition. Apart from regular education activities recreational activities were also carried out such as celebration of the Republic Day on 26th January, exposure visit to various places in the city and sports activities. One of our centres in Naroda – Mahadev Residency was closed in the beginning of January’16.

Saath this year completed its 27th year on 28th February, 2016 and this occasion was celebrated by cooking special food for the children and then later on distributing it at all the centres. A special workshop for children and teachers was organised at Ahmedabad Management Association in January’16 for creative learning practices. Parents meetings were also organised at all centres in January, along with a Teacher’s training at Saath head office.

We have divided the children at the centres in three groups according to their age:

Group A: Children who very young, prayers, poems and basic body parts are taught here

Group B: Children are taught Alphabets and Numbers in English and Gujarati

Group C: Children are taught how to write and also they learn addition, subtraction, multiplication.

CHALLENGES

  • Parents don’t think it’s important for their child to attend such activity classes
  • They think they are losing household income if children go to school
  • As the children are from Migrant families, it becomes difficult track the kids once they move to different sites
  • Stationary, Toys, Teacher Expenses, Snacks are becoming costlier.
  • The attrition rates of students is high
  • Regular funding is not there for this program

BENEFICIARY STORY

Payal (Name Changed), 6 years old girl belongs to the Thandla village of M.P. Her parents are construction workers at the Le Jardin site, Law Garden, Ahmedabad. Saath started the Child Friendly spaces at this construction site in December, 2015. The CFS model supports activity based non-formal learning, nutritional snacks, health care and extra-curricular activities. 207 malnourished children have become healthy during the period of April, 2015 to January, 2016 with the support of the Child Friendly Spaces. The teachers keep a track of the height and weight and maintain a register. Monthly medical check-up is organised at each of the centres with the help of experienced physicians. One such example of a child, who has become healthy after attending the classes, is Payal of the Le Jardin Law Garden CFS.

Payal got enrolled in the classes on 29th December, 2015. At that time her physical growth was stunted and she appeared to be a weak child. She was a malnourished child, since she was just 16 Kgs at the time of enrolment; as a result she looked very pale and thin. As per the growth milestones, she was underweight. She had gone for an education enhancement programme, organised by the CFS project team at Ahmedabad Management Association, where Payal had also participated. According to the observation of some of the co-workers of the CFS project team, the girl had trouble in even walking and getting up from her seat during the workshop. After few months of the CFS intervention, Payal gained 4 Kgs and looks quite different than what she did at the beginning of CFS. The teacher also gives her Chawanprash, which she likes eating. The Chawanprash are gifted by the Dabur Company as a part of their CSR activities every year. These Chawanprash are distributed to all the CFS classes run by Saath in Ahmedabad. Payal loves to write the English Alphabets and reciting poetry.

STATUS OF CFS

 

Child Friendly Spaces- Status in March 15

No. of Children      Boy    Girl    Total

Total                    130     137    267

 Child Friendly Spaces (January 16- March 16)

Newly Enrolled Children 

Jan.16  Feb.16  Mar.16  Total

50         36        10         96


Attachments:
Case Story - Prince
Case Story - Prince

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (October - December, 2015)

For overall development we conducted various learning activities for their physical and mental development and special care is taken on their nutrition and hygiene. Currently we have 7 CFS classes at construction sites and 2 in slums.

We inaugurated Law Garden center in this quarter at construction site. We closed down one at the construction site as the project got over.

This was the festive quarter as Diwali and Eid were celebrated. Two of our donors celebrated their birthdays with our CFS children. One of them provided school kit to two centers and the other one gifted grooming kit to another center.

School Kits were distributed to the new enrollments in all the classes and at the new centers.

Lot of corporates did voluntary work at our centers. One of the corporate KPMG painted one of the centers with kids. Another corporate SNL Financials taught children their body parts in English.

During Diwali “Shopping Experience” fair was organized for under-privileged children. They were given fake money and different shops were set up. Kids had to go to different shops and buy clothes for themselves and their families with their money. This gave children the shopping experience and also taught them how to buy necessities within the budget.

We have divided the children at the centers in three groups according to their age:

Group A: Children who very young, prayers, poems and basic body parts are taught here

Group B: Children are taught Alphabets and Numbers in English and Gujarati

Group C: Children are taught how to write and also they learn addition, subtraction, multiplication.

 

Given below is the brief of activities at each individual centre:

Fatewadi:

Different activities were done with children according to their age groups. The children were taught English – Gujarati alphabets, names of fruits, animals, birds, colours and they learned about various shapes. Craft activities were also done with the children and they were taught to make various things out of paper and colouring them. They have been taught to make toys from waste material. They have also taught about glass painting and learned different colours names.

Ram – Raheem Tekro:    

During the 3 month period the children were taught English and Gujarati alphabets, names of vegetables and fruits, they learnt numbers from 1-100, stories were told, sang songs, learnt how to write simple words and draw basic shapes. Few out-door exercise sessions were done for the physical development.

Vejalpur:                                                         

At this center the kids continue learning different letters in Gujarati and English. They learnt writing numbers from 50-100. They learnt new nursery rhymes and songs. Children were taught about craft and painting. They have learned new techniques of drawing.

Mahadev Residency – Naroda:                                                           

Here children learned simple words, reading and writing the alphabets and small words in English. In Maths the children learned numbers from 1 to 20. The children learned about colours, learned from charts, played various interactive learning games and children songs.

SW Park – Shahwadi:                                                   

At this center, younger kids were taught alphabets in two languages English and Gujarati, the older kids were taught to read and write the alphabets. In Maths, kids learned basic examples of addition. Apart from these children were taught basic disciplinary manners. They were taught general knowledge. Mythological stories were narrated.

Aaryan Opulence - Ambali:                            

In this center children were taught to write numbers 1-50 in English and 1-100 in Gujarati. Songs in Gujarati were taught. We had a volunteer who taught these kids different body parts in English language and few songs and poems in English. They also had regular sports activities at this center. Children also learnt basic manners. They learnt how to greet and meet in English.

Rajyesh Revanta:                                   

In the class the children were taught prayer songs, reading alphabets (English and Gujarati) and reading from 1 to 100 numbers. With the help of interactive games the children were taught about how to give their introduction, identify various colours and counting digits. Children were taught season names and importance of cleanliness.

Aakruti Aangan - Lamba:                                     

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

 Le Jardin – Law Garden:                                     

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

Case Story of Prince:

Prince (Name changed), is a 7 years boy studying at the CFS, Godrej Garden city since last 6 months. He is basically from Jhansi, where he had studied upto standard 1st. His father’s name is Lakhan bhai Sahu. He is a very bright child, who loves solving maths sum and reading different books in Hindi. He can also speak a little English. He is although studying in Gujarati medium school but still attends the CFS classes, for additional knowledge and educational support. He said, the CFS classes help them clear his doubts, which he has in his formal school about different subjects. He has another elder brother called Ashwin and one sister called Nancy, who are also coming to the CFS classes. All of them are going to school. Prince promptly said, that he aspires to become a Army man on being asked about his ambition.

CHALLENGES:

 

  • The attrition rates of students is high
  • Parents don’t think it’s important for their child to attend such activity classes
  • They think they are losing household income if children go to school
  •  As the children are from Migrant families, it becomes difficult track the kids once they move to different sites
  •   Stationary, Toys, Teacher Expenses, Snacks are becoming costlier.
  • Regular funding is not there for this program

 

STATUS OF CFS:

Child Friendly Spaces- Status in December 15

Sr. No.     Name of the Centre                    No. of Children

                                                           Boy     Girl     Total

1          Fatehwadi                                   18      17     35

2         Ram rahim no tekro                       13     17     30

3         Vejalpur                                        18     17     35

4        Naroda- Mahadev Residency             7     11     18

5        Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park        16     24     40

6       Rajyash Revanta - Vasna                  29     31     60

7       Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                  17     18     35

8      Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                     7       9     16

9      Le Jardin- Law garden                       16     15     31

                      Total                              141    159    300

 Child Friendly Spaces (October 15- December 15)

Sr. No.   Name of the Centre                Newly Enrolled Children               Children enrolled to School

                                                  Oct.15   Nov.15    Dec.15   Total      Oct.15    Nov.15   Dec.15    Total

1           Fatehwadi                          1            6            -          7             -            -             -           -    

2          Ram rahim no tekro              -             -             -          -            -             -             -         -    

3          Vejalpur                               2          -             -           2             -             -             -         -    

4     Naroda- Mahadev Residency      1           1          -             2             -             -             -           -    

5   Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park     2            -             -          2             -             -             -           -    

6   Rajyash Revanta - Vasna              7            -           17       24             -            -             -           -    

7  Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                3           -             7       10              -             -             -           -    

8  Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                 7           5            3       15              -             -             -           -    

9  Le Zarden- Law garden                   -             30         9       39              -             -             -           -    

                                 Total                 23         42       36     101               -            -              -         -  

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

  

Eid Lunch
Eid Lunch
"Shopping Expereince"
"Shopping Expereince"
Diwali Gift Distribution
Diwali Gift Distribution
Parents Teacher Meeting
Parents Teacher Meeting

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Independance Day Celebration
Independance Day Celebration

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (July - September, 2015)

For overall development we conducted various learning activities for their physical and mental development and special care is taken on their nutrition and hygiene. Currently we have 5 CFS classes at construction sites and 3 in slums.

We inaugurated one new center in this quarter at construction site. We closed down one at the construction site as the project got over.

Two of our supporters celebrated their kids’ birthday with our CFS children. One of them provided one day lunch to all the children and the other one with snacks and drawing kit.

Saath in collaboration with aProCh Foundation conducts various arts, crafts, and storytelling activities with CFS children on every 4th Sunday of the month at different parks in Ahmedabad. This quarter we had conducted activities at Prahladnagar Garden, Law Garden and Parimal Garden. Here children interacts with other school kids and learn a lot with them.

School Kits were distributed to the new enrollments in all the classes and at the new centers.

There is an outbreak of Dengue in Gujarat. The awareness sessions were kept for children and their families.

We had a volunteer Ms. Hina Parikh from Delhi who spent couple of hours every day for two months at our various centers. She taught Hindi alphabets and different body parts in English. She also introduced them to some of the hindi nursery rhymes.

 

We have divided the children at the centers in three groups according to their age:

Group A: Children who very young, prayers, poems and basic body parts are taught here

Group B: Children are taught Alphabets and Numbers in English and Gujarati

Group C: Children are taught how to write and also they learn addition, subtraction, multiplication.

Given below is the brief of activities at each individual centre:

Fatewadi

Different activities were done with children according to their age groups. The children were taught English – Gujarati alphabets, names of fruits, animals, birds, colours and they learned about various shapes. Craft activities were also done with the children and they were taught to make various things out of paper and colouring them. They have been taught to make toys from waste material. They have also taught about glass painting and learned different colours names.

Ram – Raheem Tekro

During the 3 month period the children were taught English and Gujarati alphabets, names of vegetables and fruits, they learnt numbers from 1-100, stories were told, sang songs, learnt how to write simple words and draw basic shapes. Few out-door exercise sessions were done for the physical development.

 Vejalpur

At this center the kids continue learning different letters in Gujarati and English. They learnt writing numbers from 50-100. They learnt new nursery rhymes and songs. Children were taught about craft and painting. They have learned new techniques of drawing.

SW Park – Naroda                                                             

Here children learned simple words, reading and writing the alphabets and small words in English. In Maths the children learned numbers from 1 to 20. The children learned about colours, learned from charts, played various interactive learning games and children songs.

SW Park – Vasna                                               

At this center, younger kids were taught alphabets in two languages English and Gujarati, the older kids were taught to read and write the alphabets. In Maths, kids learned basic examples of addition. Apart from these children were taught basic disciplinary manners. They were taught general knowledge. Mythological stories were narrated.

Umang – Narol

In this center children were taught to write numbers 1-50 in English and 1-100 in Gujarati. Songs in Gujarati were taught. We had a volunteer who taught these kids different body parts in English language and few songs and poems in English. They also had regular sports activities at this center. Children also learnt basic manners. They learnt how to greet and meet in English.

Rajyesh Revanta                                    

In the class the children were taught prayer songs, reading alphabets (English and Gujarati) and reading from 1 to 100 numbers. With the help of interactive games the children were taught about how to give their introduction, identify various colours and counting digits. Children were taught season names and importance of cleanliness.

Aakruti Aangan - Lamba                          

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

 

 CHALLENGES

  •  The attrition rates of students is high
  • Parents don’t think it’s important for their child to attend such activity classes
  • They think they are losing household income if children go to school
  •   As the children are from Migrant families, it becomes difficult track the kids once they move to different sites
  • Stationary, Toys, Teacher Expenses, Snacks are becoming costlier.
  •  Regular funding is not there for this program

 

STATUS OF CFS

 

Child Friendly Spaces- Status in September 15

Sr. No.          Name of the Centre          No. of Children

                                                          Boy  Girl  Total

1                       Fatehwadi                  15     10     25

2                   Ram rahim no tekro        14     17     31

3                        Vejalpur                    17     18     35

4           Naroda- Mahadev Residency   10     14     24

5        Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park   10     10     20

6                     Narol- Umang               12     10     22

7           Rajyash Revanta – Vasna        31     37    68

8             akruti Aangan- Lambha         32     36     68

9            Aaryan Opulence- Ambli          6       4     10

                              Total                  147   156    303

 

                                    Child Friendly Spaces (July 15- September 15)

Sr. No.      Name of the Centre           Newly Enrolled Children            Children enrolled to School

                                                 Jul.15   Aug.15   Sep.15   Total     Jul.15   Aug.15   Sep.15   Total

1                   Fatehwadi                  3          2          1           6          4          -              -           4

2            Ram rahim no tekro            -          -           3           3          2          -              -           2

3                     Vejalpur                   4          2          3           9           -           -             -           -  

4    Naroda- Mahadev Residency      6          4           -          10          -           -              -          -    

5  Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park     5          -           -           5           3           -              -          3

6              Narol- Umang                  4          2          -           6           -            -              -          -    

7      Rajyash Revanta - Vasna         9          1          -           10          -            -              -          -    

8    Aakruti Aangan- Lambha            -          -           -            -            -            -             -           -  

9     Aaryan Opulence- Ambli           -           -          -            -             -           -              -           -    

                     Total                       31         11         7         49           9           -              -           9

 

 

Music Workshop
Music Workshop
Rakshabandhan Festival Celebration
Rakshabandhan Festival Celebration
Traffic Awareness
Traffic Awareness

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SAATH CHARITABLE TRUST

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
Website: http:/​/​www.saath.org
Project Leader:
Vama Rajpal
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
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