We believe the best way is by equipping the needy with health, education and employable skills so they attain socio-economic independence and become responsible citizens of society. Our several projects in Health, Education and Community Development are inter-related and together provide a once-forgotten child or community a comprehensive road from poverty to prosperity.
- Take care of pre-preschooler with day labour parents who work every day.
- Mainstream marginalized street children.
- Provide vocational training and thus a livelihood to low-literate youth.
- Our ECCD's (Every childhood care and Developement Centre) care for young children below 6 yrs (whose day labor parents must work every day), attending to their health, nutrition, education, social development and preparing them for primary school in a friendly encouraging environment where going to school is a desirable and normal activity.
- Importantly also, now their older siblings do not have to drop out of their own school to look after them. Building Parental Support
Our Project faces the challenge of convincing parents who are illiterate and unaware of the value of education to send their children to school. It is very difficult. Many times multiple home visits are required. Through experience, We has learnt how to achieve success. Our Teachers/social workers are recruited from the beneficiary population so parents have greater trust in the messenger and message.
Also, through them the parents can see the advantages of education in the form of better socio-economic circumstances first hand. Finally, We guide the parents to send their children's to schools within the beneficiary area.Our Mission is Universal Education & Full Employability. Education is a child’s right and need. We believe Education mainstreams a marginalized child, enlarging his/her views, giving them confidence to chart her own destiny. Theymust confer the ability to earn a dependable livelihood as an adult
To be without illness is the greatest blessing. Health makes everything else possible. - Sanskrit Proverb
Need in Numbers
Per the Government of India and UNICEF, only half the government primary schools have safe drinking water and only 1 in 10 has sanitation facilities.
Lack of hygiene leads to diarrhoea and dysentery epidemics. And without toilets, girls drop out of school. Per UEEM 1.8L children are out of school, mostly girls. Worse, parents can't afford medical care or nutrition for their children.
Per WHO, there are only 6 doctors and 13 nurses per 10,000 residents. And per NFS, child malnourishment is 35%. As bad as Sub-Saharan Africa.
Going to school is not an obvious component of life in the communities we work in. Parents who are poor and illiterate themselves are not convinced education is a good investment of time for their children especially girls.
Through door to door drives, street plays etc, we educate parents in these communities about the advantages of education and convinces them to send their children especially girls to school.