BACKGROUND AND THE NEED OF THIS INITIATIVE
In India, the struggle of the poor starts from the time of their birth. The daily wage labourers, living in utter poverty and unable to find work in their villages, migrate to other metropolitan cities in search of livelihood. Children drop out of school to help sustain their families. Coronavirus pandemic has even worsened their situation. Vulnerable children suffered to a greater degree due to school closure. They have been unable to adjust to the situation due to the lack of tools and technology to attend online classes.
According to UNICEF
, about 25% of children in India have no access to education. Education is a universal right and should be accessible to everyone if the nation is to succeed. India is one of the largest democracies in the world, with two-thirds of its population living in poverty. At Scope For Change
, we make consistent efforts to reach a new apex of uplifting the underprivileged community. During our groundwork, we have learned a lot about the needs of our society. Scope For Change believes that education is the most powerful instrument and can resolve the most complex challenges. Below are some of our findings based on surveys and interaction with children and their parents.
- Providing quality education is the ultimate dream of their parents. But they cannot afford it due to their low incomes.
- Every child we spoke to is willing to learn and grow. Due to their curriculum in Hindi, most of them were struggling to read in English.
- Lack of resources like smartphones, books, stationery is a big hurdle for these children.
- They dream of becoming a doctor, engineer, army officer, etc. and they can be one if they get the proper guidance and support.
- They lack basic etiquettes too.
Based on our findings and understanding the life of underprivileged communities, SFC has come up with the ambitious idea of Learning Centers. The overall objective will be the holistic development of those excluded children of the underprivileged communities and making them ready to compete in the market. The campaign is called “Hamein Padhao, Hamein Badhao”.
A good quality education is the only way to help them realize their dreams and unlock their potential. Our campaign supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. With Learning Centers, SFC would like to bring out the hidden talent in poor children. It will provide a platform for the children to exhibit their talent. Besides, our focus at the learning center would be to imbibe good moral values, create health & hygiene awareness through an environment of education.
The curriculum will consist of:
- Imparting written and verbal, English skills
- Computer education - by laptops & projectors
- Create awareness on education, health, and hygiene, etc.
- Spread awareness on abuse, law, and rights (Basic Level)
- Various extracurricular activities & development of soft skills
- Environment awareness programs
The main aim of the center will be to impart them with English learning and computer skills. We want to allow vulnerable children to develop themselves, find their inner potential, and discover their talents by making them self-dependent; This will aid them to come out of poverty. Moreover, we would also be supporting the entire education of exceptionally talented students of the learning centers. We ensure that each sponsored student acquires the formal education, knowledge, skill, and strategies necessary to reach their full potential and become productive, responsible citizens.
YOUR ROLE IN THIS INITIATIVE
This project of upbringing learning centers requires a mammoth amount of support from the public. Without financial assistance from our patrons, we cannot reach this milestone of our ambition and dream. Your donations would be utilised for the development of children. When you make a donation, you give children a chance to education and help them create a path out of poverty for themselves and their families. Please chip in and lend a hand in helping us make a change.