Children from the slums to continue their educational growth during COVID-19 crisis
from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Children are one of the most vulnerable sections of society, their needs extend beyond the routine learning and doings at school. A child needs someone to look up to, it needs good books to read to break the shackles of ignorance, it requires notebooks and pens to let its imagination find words. Since last year, the advent of Coronavirus and the subsequent series of lockdowns have perturbed our operations and overall studies of the children.
Malviya Child Welfare Foundation has been working on educational equity in Varanasi since 2015. We cater for the above-mentioned needs of a child whose parents cannot afford the institutions which claim to do so. Foundation runs daily classes to help children with their studies, publishes a bi-monthly children's magazine called Ankuran and runs two Gramya Pustakalaya or Village Libraries in Seer Goverdhanpur and Bhuwalpur. Before the lockdowns, the classes were taken in the field and village libraries which in turn provided children with the appropriate atmosphere to learn and express themselves but after this calamity, we were made to revise our functions and ways of imparting values to our children. we started helping the children with proper means to continue their education online, thereby increasing our expenses. These funds will be utilised to help over 100 children in continuing their educational needs.