Key Points of Kalyani Rajaraman's Presentation

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Following are the key points from Hand-in-Hand's Kalyani Rajaraman's presentation on "Education Issues" affecting the Narikurava Community. This presentation was made during the Vagri Meet on January 9, 2010 held at Villupuram.

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Key Points of Kalyani Rajaraman's Presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Child Labour Elimination Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Vagri community – Status of Education </li></ul><ul><li>09 January 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Marginalized communities Large Families Low awareness on need for education First generation school goers High rate of school dropouts Migratory population
  3. 3. Our Strategy Work with the support of the community leader Bringing community together through social mobilization Form Self-Help-Groups (HiH -1) and empower women by making them financially independent
  4. 4. <ul><li>Poongavanam – Residential Bridge Camp for out-of-school children </li></ul>Poongavanam – Residential Bridge Camp for out-of-school children Balwadi run by Hand in Hand
  5. 5. Challenges <ul><li>To work with culture, dialect and </li></ul><ul><li>attitude of vagri community </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining the interest of the children </li></ul><ul><li>Getting continuous support from the </li></ul><ul><li>parents </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up after mainstreaming, due to </li></ul><ul><li>the migratory nature of the families </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of inter-community marriages </li></ul><ul><li>often barrier to education </li></ul><ul><li>Girl children taken out to school to take </li></ul><ul><li>care of the younger siblings </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learnings <ul><li>Lesser school dropouts when they stay in residential campus </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need continuous motivation to keep their children in school </li></ul><ul><li>Community needs awareness on educating the girl child </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank You Visit us http://www.hihseed.org/

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