Improving learning outcomes for slum children

by Calcutta Rescue
Improving learning outcomes for slum children
Improving learning outcomes for slum children
Improving learning outcomes for slum children
Improving learning outcomes for slum children
Improving learning outcomes for slum children
Improving learning outcomes for slum children


Providing free education through remedial classes to 550 slum children/year in the age group of 6 to 18 in order to give them a solid foundation and ensuring that learning gaps never widen as they move towards primary and secondary level of education. Also ensuring all round development of these vulnerable children by providing them 2 free meals and regular health check up, counselling support and vocational training support where needed

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One third of the total population of Kolkata (4.5 million) lives in slums. Many children living in the slums and on the streets of Kolkata do not go to school. When they do, they often lack access to the necessary conditions - both material and social - to successfully start and continue their studies. They are mostly first generation learners and many are from single parent homes and many live in environments where alcohol, drugs, physical and sexual abuse are unfortunately common.


Our educational centres, provide not just remedial class support to the students to eliminate learning gaps, but other supports in the form of health care and nutritious and balanced diet; regular counseling, various therapy and involvement in extracurricular activities and vocational training. Above all a safe and sound environment where the slum children can sit and study. Calcutta Rescue acts as a guardian in the life of many handholding them till they are self sufficient.

Long-Term Impact

Enrollment of 100 students every year in formal schools Droput rate reduced to 5% or below Students passing board exams with grade B and above Atleast 10 students being identified as key performers every year after successfully completing their education and getting a job for themselves The community becoming more sensitive and aware about the need and benefit of education and taking more interest in their child's education

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Organization Information

Calcutta Rescue

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Twitter: @CalcuttaRescue
Project Leader:
Jaydeep Chakraborty
Kolkata, West Bengal India

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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