Besides access to quality education as a core objective, the intervention adopts a holistic development approach and tries to remove all barriers which cause educational exclusion of underprivileged slum children. An intervention for economic empowerment of mothers is also dovetailed with the programme which tries to remove the biggest barrier, poverty, through provision of skill development and income generation. In addition, moral education, healthcare, personal hygiene, art and craft, sports and cultural enrichment are provided through various activities in-built in the curriculum.
The programme has been hailed as one of the best practices to bring universalisation of elementary education for deprived children in the unreached pockets.
Budget: Cost per child per annum = 7000 INR per annum which includes the hiring of centres, staffs and teachers, establishment and running cost of centre, events and activities, basic stationery, healthcare and administrative costs.
The project is proposed for a minimum of 100 students.
The total proposed project cost is 7,00,000 INR for one year.
To improve access, retention and learning outcomes for children in the age group of 6-14 years so that they receive quality education at elementary level.
To enrol and mainstream residual out-of-school children from the disadvantaged and marginalised social groups, residing in rural villages and urban slums;
To improve retention in schools and lower dropout rates;
To improve learning outcomes as per indicators developed for the outcomes and ensure appropriate learning levels through supplementary and remedial coaching.
To improve teaching quality in schools.
To provide holistic and integrated child development activities through a comprehensive programme catering to the emotional and health needs of the children.
To give due importance to moral and value education for creating good and responsible citizens.
To create a conducive environment against child exploitation and strengthen a rights-based system in favour of child education and development.
To promote multi-sectoral linkages and programmes that link education with health, nutrition, labour, environment, and other areas by generating support from various stakeholders.