1,179 slums have been identified by by GHMC officially.
Slums continue to grow at a rate of 6.06% per annum.
Primary sources of livelihood includes housekeeping, autorickshaws, blue collar work and street vending.
Congested habitations and living conditions make academic excellence a challenge.
Education is discontinued at a young age for most children due to financial constraints and safety concerns.
These kids are involved in household chores, child labor, child marriages.
What we do:
Holistic development of lesser-privileged children. Courses are offered in: Academics, Self-defense, Vocational Training and Personality Development. Special focus is laid on: Health and hygiene, Nutrition awareness, career counseling and extra curriculum activities.
TKF volunteers visit recognized slum areas, and identify student groups from Govt. schools. Mentors are identified from the same slum, and employed. A “Kalam Centre” is established in a local hall or study space. Mentors provide after-school support to the students for 2 hours per day. Each centre consists of around 25 kids. Attendance is recorded everyday.
How you could help:
Volunteer in our Centers regularly and assist in teaching.
Train our mentors and volunteers and interact with them Quarterly or Half Yearly.
Sponsor as individuals or groups to support a center.
Each Kalam Center costs us: Rs 90,000 / year.
You could contribute as feasible and opt to sponsor and visit specific centers.
Ways you can Support:
- Adopt 1 center per Year = Rs 90,000
- Donate a Library (one time) = Rs 6000
- Donate Student Kits (Bag,books,pens one time) per Student = Rs 500.