Education for conflict affected children as Schools Re-Open | Milaap
Education for conflict affected children as Schools Re-Open
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    Shiksharth Trust

    from Sukma, Chhattisgarh

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“47 out of 53 children in a grade 4 classroom in a tribal region, sketched a combat scene when asked to draw at will.”

 A child that experiences violence, fear, trauma and socio-political instability will find it very difficult to grow as a peace advocating, compassionate and learned citizen of their country and community. Nearly 15 million children live in adverse situations because of conflict and geography. And, because of a lack of representation and not being allowed to make choices, they become the most vulnerable.
Below is a glimpse of childhood in district Sukma:
    • · Born with a most deprived socio-economic and human development index.
    • · Growing up in a region which is lowest-performing in every social or human development indicator. (Aspirational district program of Government of India, along with 120+ other similar geographies which have one of the lowest performances in any social or human development indicators).    • Getting education in a location where more than 500 schools are either closed or dysfunctional. And, more than 50% of the enrolled children have to study in residential schools moving away from their family, culture and community at a young age of 5/6 years.    • Living in a geography that is 70% under the control of extremely intense armed violence.
    • Children are facing the worst learning challenges in every regard (worst learning levels consistently in assessments like ASER, NAS, SLAS).
    • Growing into an adult who is clueless about constructive engagements in their lives and communities.

And children primarily suffer with 3 issues:
  1. Access to School
  2. Access to Safe Spaces
  3. Access to contextual learning opportunities
Our Approach:
We believe in “Positive Childhood Experiences for every child irrespective of any adversity.”
Hence we exist to DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION SOLUTIONS FOR CHILDREN FROM SPACES OF CONFLICT AND ADVERSITY by strengthening pedagogy, systems and community in an integrated approach.

Our solutions evolve from the ideology that “education is a fundamental right beyond any ideological conflict” and how can we ensure that every child experiences compassion, non-violence and excellent learning opportunities to grow as an adult who engages in creative contribution towards their eco-system as a learned citizen practising constitution values, compassion, empathy and non-violence.And to be able to do that we are working towards ensuring the following for every child :
    1. Access to safe spaces – where a child is compensated for the emotional trauma s/he goes because of the violence. And experiences compassion, socio-emotional well-being practices creativity and collaboration.
    2. Access to school – where every child not only has access to learning opportunities but is also able to build an independent perspective towards the world and can make informed choices.
    3. Access to contextual learning opportunities: Every child gets exposed to excellent teaching-learning methodologies which are universally aligned and globally rooted.

CURRENT OPERATION: We serve 8000+ children currently in Sukma that comprises of the following

  1.  Working with approx 8000 children in 140 schools
  2.  97 schools are re-opened after conflict
  3. 1000 adolescent girls


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