But when they set foot into the classrooms, the disparity between private education and government schools in India hit them harder than they thought. The kids were trying to learn as much as they could midst the shortage of teachers, poor infrastructure (you will not see tables and chairs here – they make do by squatting on the floor), dire problems at their homes and poverty. We interact with tiny tots whose priorities are carefully preserving their cupcake (a rare serendipity for them from generous sponsors) with their mothers or embracing incentives like a small toffee for performing well in class. We interact with bright minds with sparks in their eyes like the kids from private schools, but only being denied quality education.
What we do:
We make a sustainable impact in the lives of talented children who do not have access to urban education, through weekly classes by SHLOK members. We have developed a curriculum for English and Computer Science that comprises of the absolute necessary basic, and is being taught across all of our chapters. With a passion for education, SHLOK was built with an aim to reach out to as many schools as possible across the country. A lot of meticulous effort has been put into the SHLOK Volunteering Model to make it easier for people to support the cause. And this has resulted in successfully active chapters in Bangalore and Chennai. Our main focus areas are to improvise the approach and depth in English and Computer Science.
How you will help us:
We are a registered charitable trust under the Government of India.