•We are the youngest country of the
•We have largest no. of children.
•More than 40% of our population constitutes
•WHAT IS EDUCATIONAL STATUS OF OUR CHILDREN
Where is the problem?
Not all the children get access to
Many socio-economic factors like
class, caste, gender become
The rural-urban divide clubbed
with class inequality affects the
access to education
The quality of education in our schools is very
It discourages individual creative freedom
It manufactures products instead of creating
sensitive, smart and independent individuals
garnering love and peace.
It alienates the child from her/his environment
Asha Kiran English
and Social Work
CORO for literacy
To provide students, teachers and staff with
trained psychological and psychiatric support
and training tailored to their needs.
• The residential school run by the Children’s
Aid Society, aided by the state govt.
• Provides services for the
protection, care, treatment and rehabilitation
of destitute, delinquent, victimized and
mentally deficient children.
David Sassoon Industrial
• They provide Residential Care with medical
and paramedical services ,formal
Education, vocational Training such as
Tailoring and carpentry.
• The founders of Prerana observed that
there were a lot of children who were out of
school and vulnerable to many kinds of
exploitation and thus it was established for
providing a conducive environment for the
children in the red light area and to prevent
2nd generation trafficking.
• All the stakeholders are consulted before any decision is made; be
it the child or the mother.
• One of the most significant aspects of Prerana is their strong and
efficient child tracking system. When a woman goes back to her
native along with her child for a few months, Prerana makes sure
that the BMC school does not cancel the child’s admission due to
• Providing legal aid and assistance.
• Providing vocational training to the adolescent girls according to
• Day Care for the children whose mothers are away, i.e. are either
hospitalized or arrested by the police or were under treatment for
HIV/AIDS. Prerana also runs a Night Care Centre.
Asha Kiran English Medium School and Social
Imparting education in the most inaccessible
Social, economic and educational
enhancement of the Katkari tribes.
To bridge the gap between the people and the
government services through a social work
centre which is involved in the empowerment
of women through the formation of SHGs.
• Door step supplementary education to the
dropouts. Boarding facilities for the girls of
Katkari tribe. Establishment of 38 SHGs in the
Door Step School, Mumbai central
• Doorstep school established in the year 1988
in Mumbai , Maharashtra. The organization's
main objective is to reach out to the children
of the marginalized section of the society with
the aim of addressing literacy amongst them
and deals with issues of wastage, non-
enrolment and stagnation.
Some significant initiatives by the organization are :
• School on wheels
• School partnership project
• Non formal education
• Study classes
• Community based libraries and library on wheels
CORO for literacy
> Committee of Resource Organization works for
community based literacy issues.
> To promote primary adult education and train
women and youth groups at a grass root level.
> Access to basic amenities, sexual and reproductive
health, legal aid and counseling, credit and thrift are
some of the main working areas of CORO. CORO
doesn’t stick to only one focus area. The important
decisions , planning and implementation is done by the
community people. CORO works rigorously in the field
of education and women related issues as well.
• CORO has done effective work in the field of
education. The model for the urban literacy
campaign aims to educate the urban poor
population, especially the urban youth and
girls. It also imparts knowledge to women
regarding sexual and reproductive health.
• Akshara Centre started in 1995 with a small
library of 530 books focusing on creating
awareness about a gender-just and violence free
society. It now has the facilities of a mobile
library and e-library.
• Empowering young women, influence youth as
social change agents, it challenges patriarchy, it
supports women’s movements to raise public
consciousness on gender inequality.
• Some of the key significant features are its
Violence prevention Youth initiatives, Social
movement-Awareness, LEHER campaign-
violence against women, training Police
personnel and BEST employees regarding
handling of sexual harassment cases.
• “AVEHI” means 'To Know' was launched in 1981 as
audio-visual resource centre by Avehi Public charitable
Education Trust which works to facilitate community
access to relevant media resources
• AVEHI aims at enriching the Agencies like Govt.
Organization, community based Organization, NGOs for
effective communication and Target based approach
keeping in mind the interest and inclination of the
target population towards language, mode of
communication through audio visual resources like
charts, puppets, documentaries, videos, monographs
• Effectiveness & wide acceptance of Traditional
ways to Information dissemination.
• Use of traditional and readily available cheap
• AV aids as best way to deal with Sensitive
issues like Sexuality, Child Abuse etc.
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• To provide shelter, protection and education to
children in vulnerable situations and work for
their moral, social, intellectual, physical
• To work for training of the youth, uplift villages
through community activities, social
reformation, capacity building, youth camps etc.
• Providing homes for children from poor
backgrounds and to work towards protection of
>During the vacations, these children are sent
back to their homes so that they do not lose
touch with the reality of their lives.
>They have currently started a Catering
training centre for the youth at Gorai.
> They have visited and tried to network with
Kotak Mahindra training centre and a few
hotels like Taj, Oberoi have agreed to be a part
of this initiative.
• Started in 1973 as an extension program of
Sophia College it has grown up into full-fledged
autonomous school which aims at empowering
people with special needs.
• Non – residential therapeutic, educational and
vocational institute for mentally challenged
children with multiple disabilities.
• It aims to maximize their potential and to make
them self – dependent and productive members
• CURRICULUM DESIGN made specifically to
suit the needs of children.
• METHOD OF TEACHING - organic methods are
used to identify the ability of the student
through experimental method.
• MODERN TECHNOLOGY and THERAPIES
which are constantly updated.
• VOCATIONAL TRAINING (For job Placement)
• Pratham is one of the largest non-governmental
organizations in India started in 1994. The main
focus area of this organization is primary
• They have four major programs named: Read
India(covers learning and educational activities
for kids), ASER( annual survey ), PCVC(Pratham
council for vulnerable children),Training institute
for volunteers to impart vocational education.
• They have developed an approach known as CAMAL –
Combined activities for maximized learning which
ensures basic learning of alphabets and arithmetic for
• ASER is the annual survey done by Pratham which
measures enrollment and reading and arithmetic
capabilities of children aged between 6 to 14 years.
• PCVC is a space where Pratham focuses on child
laborers or working children. The aim of the program is
that no child should enter the labor market.
• Most of the NGOs expressed concern
over lack of adequate funds. Thus
they lack accountability.
• Some of the organizations had the
Charity or Welfare approach towards
providing their services. They hold a
• None of the NGOs strongly believed in
acting as pressure groups on the
governments. It’s the state’s
responsibility to ensure the right to
• Lack of a rights
in many NGOs.
• There’s a need
for not only
A school fully integrated with wider community’s struggle for
survival and dignity.
Making education more accessible- so that it reaches
everyone, transcending class, caste and religious binaries.
Activity based learning, integrated with life skills- not
alienating the child from their their traditional knowledge base.
Learning from and through nature.
More inclusive- enabling for children with disabilities and
special needs through a rights based approach.
We need to demystify contexts,
beliefs and situations. We created
it and we have the ability to