UNESCO recently released a projection covering 180 countries, estimating that 24 million children may not return to education in 2020 due to the pandemic. The largest share of learners at risk of not returning to school is in south and west Asia. The 24 million children who may never return to education are in addition to the 258 million who were already out of school prior to the crisis in the pre-primary to university level. The National Sample Survey Organisation’s 2017-18 household survey put the number of out-of-school children in India (6-17 years) at 3.22 crore. “This will double in a year’s time. The interplay of complex social, economic and political factors has produced different forms of deprivation and marginalization of sections in the city. Rural migrants and daily wage workers who find difficulties to get formal housing within their paying capacity ended up either on pavements/open public spaces or non-notified slums.
We at Dream India networks dreams and vows to bridge this gap by creating structures that provide a homely atmosphere for children to blossom to their full potential. The DIN Foster Home is secular in nature and provides a safe and caring family environment conducive to their physical and personal development for most vulnerable children aged from 5-6 yrs. Children in each home are cared for and looked after like in a normal family with quality residential care, medical care, education and recreational facilities enabling them to break their social exclusion and poverty. The activities and services provided in each home include, quality care, life skill, education, counselling services & mental health support, sport & games, art & culture, exposure visits, Yoga & meditation etc.
We are looking for the support of stakeholders/ philanthropies / CSR foundations/ Ngo’s / Individuals / Volunteers and all agencies who could help us to take this initiative enabling more children to break their social exclusion and poverty.