ACADEMY FOR WORKING CHILDREN
Since 2001, the Academy for Working Children program is striving to provide education to the children of migrant families, who have either never been to school or are school drop outs, thereby ensuring that the underprivileged children get an opportunity for basic education and thereby, providing them a tool to move out of the poverty trap.
In addition to the primary objective of providing basic education to children, the Academy also conducts special computer training courses for youth, thereby equipping them with the skill set required for various government and private jobs. The curriculum followed at the Academy is in line with the syllabus followed at the respective Government schools, so that the children introduced to formal education do not face troubles on being mainstreamed. Also, to ensure their holistic development, students are outfitted with the knowledge of art, craft, health, sanitation, sports, etc., to further improve their skills.
Community people are constantly mobilise through door to door surveys and counselling sessions with intend to sensitize them on the significance of education for a well-to-do living. Furthermore, community members are persistently engaged through slum development meetings, cultural programs, Open Sundays, parent teacher meetings, etc., in order to update them about the program activities and to receive their feedback on the program, in order to get a better understanding of the issues being faced by these community members.
Main activities of the Project (2016-2017) :