An usual afternoon scene in a slum, throws an image of children playing around in the dirt and mud, and shouting abuses. Often left to fend for themselves by their illiterate working parents, these children have no interest in education, as they do not wish to get regimented into a regular routine. Instead, they learn odd skills to earn a rupee or two, take drugs and become criminals.
Now think the OPPOSITE !
Imagine slum children waiting to board a school bus, learning science by playing with various experiments, learning mathematics by throwing pebbles, history by seeing ancient statues, ornaments, coins, and a fun treasure hunt game helping them learn the cultures of various parts of India. Sounds unusual and fun, but that’s true. Parvarish – The Museum School is the first of its kind approach, to provide quality education to slum children through Museums and innovative ways.
The Museum School collaborates with Museums as centres for learning, matches the Museum exhibits and working models with curricula of different classes, and invites colleges conducting Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) courses for practice teaching by their B.Ed students.
Children from slums are picked up by school buses, and taken to the Museums every day. Using the exhibits as Teaching Aids for the subject, B.Ed students and Volunteers teach them various topics for different classes, through ideal teaching methodologies.
Functioning 6 days a week, and 11 months a year, for the past 10 years, ‘Parvarish’ as it is fondly called, has groomed the children to become responsible citizens. While many children have completed their schooling and started regular businesses, some of them are pursuing higher education in Engineering, Science, Pharmacy and Commerce. Some of them have taken up art forms as their career.
THE MUSEUM SCHOOL will begin its 12th academic session from 15 June 2016.
Not taking a penny from the children, the entire project is based on citizen's support, where each child's education is sponsored by a concerned citizen. You can do it too @ Rs 935/-per month only.
150 underprivileged slum children (5 - 17 years) are waiting for your support, to receive quality education, that will shape up their lives and future, and take them out of poverty.
We will share regular updates, and also the audited Utilisation Report at the end of every year.
you can help us raise funds for 45 children out of 150, equalling Rs 504450.
The cost breakup will help you understand more as to how the Museum School works:
|PARVARISH - THE MUSEUM SCHOOL|
|BUDGET (INR) DETAILS FOR||150||CHILDREN|
|Transport (3 busses)||50000||550000|
|Salary (13 Teachers)||32500||390000|
|Food for children||39000||429000|
|Teaching Aids, Stationary||3000||36000|
Please show us your support. You can also visit http://parvarish.weebly.com/ to learn more about the project.