Though the children of India have gained the constitutional right to education, pre-schoolers are still to be
included in the free education programme. Experience shows that slum toddlers do not lead a privileged life in the arms of caring parents.
They are often left to their own device and even used as child labour. Some are physically abused, tied to charpoys while their mothers go to work.
Others are left to uncaring elders and learn aggressive behaviour and bad language. By the time they reach school, they are unsocial, difficult
children who find it extremely difficult to adjust to a set pattern and routine. Our early intervention programme is above all aimed at giving
toddlers and pre-schoolers the right to babyhood in a safe environment. Access to toys, games and other stimulating activities enable the child to develop required skills.
Social skills have to be learnt at an early stage. Our early intervention programme lays emphasis on teaching toddlers how to play together,
share and take the first step towards living together.
High drop out rates in municipal and government schools, and extremely poor performance of children prompted
us to start our after school education support programme. Our main objective is to enhance school performance, contain drop out rates and
ensure access to secondary
school. Children coming from urban slums are unable to cope with their studies. This is often due to poor teaching conditions within the school, and lack of help from home
as parents are often illiterate. Moreover children have no place to study, no access to books or tutors. The primary programme is by far the most important one as it is
in these classes that most children drop out.
The journey continues, from containing dropout rates the task is now to aim at getting high marks.
Every student is taught to give up studying by rote and to learn to comprehend and understand. Access to varied teaching material is encouraged.
Moreover the phobia for mathematics and English is gently removed, and the importance to master all subjects slowly imparted.
Adolescents from underprivileged backgrounds have extremely poor self esteem and a wide range of creative activities are encouraged
to develop self confidence and self-perception. This includes sports, theatre and debates. Peer group interface on social pressures is also encouraged.
Over 300 children have successfully cleared their class X Boards and over 200 have passed their class XII. Many of our students have secured top
positions in their respective schools.
Contact us at: C 15 Chiragh Enclave, New delhi 110048
(Field office) 251A/3 Govindpuri, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019