The colony doesn't have public transportation, electricity and other basic amenities. They have to walk down or depend on by passers to drop them. The families involve in rag picking, begging, selling beads and toys in tourist areas and other public areas. The livelihood is not perennial in nature and they sometime involve in antisocial activities. Children especially girl children suffer major problem. Anemia, child marriage, domestic violence, giving birth to child before the age of 18 years.
Education is one of the basic rights of the children. Children should be not discriminated due to their indigenous culture and tradition. The project aims to achieve 100% literacy among the children of the gypsy and tribal communities. Education will serve as a tool for reducing the age old cultural practices like child marriages, dowry (the bridegroom pay dowry to the bride family for getting married), early pregnancy, giving birth to more children especially girl children after marriage.
The children will have an opportunity to mingle with other community children which leads to cultural and social integration. The children will be motivated to continue their higher education. Reducing the migration among the families especially school going children. The future generation (the educated children) will act a protagonist in their own community to bring in cultural, social, political transformation.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).