Nidan is running early childhood education centres providing pre-primary education to all children in the 3-6 years age group living in the slum areas of Patna. Nidan helps 5-6 year old children get enrolled in to Government primary schools wherein the mother teachers play a pivotal role in linking the children with pre primary centres and Government Schools and ensure that children are regular in the centres/schools.
The initiative began working with children of informal workers who were not able to receive good education due to many reasons. For example, going out for work with their parents or were dropped out of schools.
The programme covers mainly providing pre-primary education or getting the children enrolled in Govt. Schools. The beneficiaries are mainly the children of rag & waste pickers or the ones working on daily wages. Many children who got benefited out of the programme used to be slum dwellers, rag & waste pickers. Currently, Nidan is running 40 pre-primary centres which provide pre-primary education to all children in the 3-6 years of age group living in the slum areas of Patna.
To achieve universal access to education among 3-6 years old children in the slum wards under coverage. To raise awareness about child rights among communities, Nidan's Centres and Government schools.