LITTLE STARS- Education for Children out of school, street children, disabled children and disabled parents children & slum area children children of homeless /migrants families and children of families at risk Initiative by ADHIKAR FOUNDATIONLITTLE STARS-: Education for Children out of school, street children, disabled children and disabled parents children & slum area children children of homeless /migrants families and children of families at risk Initiative by ADHIKAR FOUNDATION
OBJECTIVE-: Through this initiative LITTLE STARS intends to reach out to vulnerable children who are out of school in jamia nagar okhla delhi , mainstream them informal schools, enhance their life skills, build capacities of parents and community awareness for protecting and promoting children’s rights
It is a big area where underprivileged and poor families are living with very bad-condition and also some slum areas are there like Dhobi-Ghaat . The target population hails from Bihar, Benglal ,Jharkhand , Uttar Pradesh and most of them are first generation learners. These families and their children don’t have basic amenities like safe drinking water and toilet facilities. There is a slum area where these migrated people have made their little temporary huts. Most of the peoples are rag pickers and some are living by doing labour work in the market
Adhikar foundation through its various inventions could enroll the children in to formal schools.
Families of these children are earning between Rs. 1000 pm to Rs 6000 per month
Details- COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Adhikar foundation would like to reach out to all children in Jamia Nagar
We would like to reach out to at least 100 children
Mainstreaming-:With our engagement with the children, we could enroll 90% of them in formal schools. The additional staff and teaching-learning infrastructure would help us to reach out to all children in this location. We hope within 5 years, all school going age children in this location will be regularly attending schools.
Adding Value to Education-:The community schools equipped with technology based tools, education software would enable the educators to make education more interesting and meaningful. Various audio-visuals would be used to impart lessons on academic subjects and life skills education. The schools are equipped with computers. The rationale behind it is to motivate children to become computer literate but a pre requisite to it is that the child will have to continue schooling. Usage of audio-visual generated lessons create an interest in a child to learn more about the subject. The school will also have a well-equipped library to encourage reading habit among children. As part of our learning sessions with children we do have story reading sessions. Some of these stories are then enacted in the community. Adhikar Foundation is also trying to revive the tradition of storytelling we had in our country prior to the advent of cinema, television and internet.
Community Participation-:To strengthen the community linkages in our program we organize meetings with parents and different stakeholders. Over the period the parents have acted as strong opinion makers in school enrolment, encouraging participation of girls in different development activities done by Adhikar foundation. The capacities of the parents are enhanced so that they are able to facilitate admission of their children in school
Awareness Generation on Child Rights and Child Protection-:Adhikar foundation is committed to bringing about a positive attitudinal change of adults with regard to the situation of children vis-à-vis child rights and child protection in its intervention areas. Some of the initiatives in this direction are awareness sessions in the community We would like to have awareness and sensitization session on specific issues related to children that falls within the ambit of child protection. The schools would be put to good effect in conducting these sessions. Specific sessions in the evening would be held at couple of locations for dealing with issues like substance abuse.
Time Period of Training/ Schedule-:1st october 2018 – 30th September 2019
|1||2 Teachers 75000/month for 12 month|| |
|3||1 Hall Rent month/8000 for 12 month||96000|
|4||Students exp.3900/Children for 100 children)|
|5||Awareness program activities estimated||40000|
Project Impact-:With our engagement with the children, we will enrol 100% of them in formal schools. Involvement of parents would help children to continue their education and bring improvement in overall functioning of the schools and help children to perform better in education. Life skills of children would improve and they would be able to handle the day to day situation of their lives.
Sustainability-:Social- Community participation in project implementation would build knowledge and capacity of parents and other stakeholder so that they take on roles and responsibilities in continuing children’s education in the years to come.