'Street to School' is the first step of bringing children into education. This is where the magic happens. The program transforms the begging, rag picking and working 'Out of School' street & slum children into confident, happy children who can read and write. The aim of this program is to mainstream children into formal education. Our after school remedial classes reinforce their concepts and provide them support to thrive academically. WE ARE A VEHICLE FOR EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION.
India is home to over 30% of almost 385 million children living in extreme poverty, the highest in south Asia, according to a 2016 report by World Bank Group and UNICEF. Street & slum children have been deprived of education, nutrition, medical attention and laughter. The day to day struggle to survive for children has robbed them of a chance to compete fairly in our society. They need education to break their poverty cycle and to be able to lead healthy and productive lives.
More than a thousand children will be protected from the harmful effects of living on streets. Children will be enrolled in mainstream education. Orphan children will stay in the shelter provided by the organization and continue their education & vocational training. The performance of the project will set an example and encourage the government to support us in empowering lives of marginalized children. Adequate nutrition and proper medical care will ensure their good health.
Aasraa empowers slum and street children through education; education combined with vocational training, nutrition and healthcare. The 'Street to School' program is just the beginning. We believe our responsibility extends far beyond just education - we strive to provide them economic self-sustainability along with social integration into mainstream society. We envision our future generations to be strong, independent and gainfully employed.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).