Vidya & Child works with the objective of developing a creative learning environment for children to help them merge within mainstream education and society. Donations to the program contribute to a fund that will cover the cost of stationery and supplies to the children as well as salaries and operating costs of the center. Education at Vidya & Child involves mainstreaming children into schools for them to complete school education. This crucial step is a platform from where children can then decide career paths and aspire for higher studies. It enables a child to access the vast opportunities of higher learning that are otherwise beyond reach. The non-formal education center strengthens the child to compete in the mainstream world and to utilize the potential within. This is an opportunity wherein children are initiated into an academic environment and an equally strong creative learning process. Children who have been a part of this process are beautiful painters, Kathak dancers, tabla players, can set up their own magic show, tattoo artists as well as children who excel in Maths, Science and Languages. The organization strives to provide a holistic educational environment where academic excellence is as important as recognizing one's strengths within. They offer a positive atmosphere where every child has the opportunity to explore, create and focus on their talents. Vidya & Child motivates the parent and the child in visualizing a purposeful future and the meaningful role that education plays in every person's life. A robust parent outreach program tries to ensure that the child and the parent are motivated in investing the long years that are needed for a child to finish school education and move forward towards a suitable career choice to enable the child to be independent. The program caters to children of plumbers, rickshaw pullers, carpenters, drivers and domestic helpers who are from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. These children attend classes at the non-formal education centers. Classes are held from nursery to class V, from 8 am to 2 pm every day across 4 centers in Noida. These centers cater to over 1,100 children. A level based curriculum is followed where children learn at their own pace. Assessments are done after every level and monitored for the quality of inputs received by the children. Once they finish class V, they are admitted to a mainstream school. Currently, 160 children also attend their after-school support programme in the evening. When you donate to this program, you give children a foot into the world of education with which they can change their futures.