Tomorrows Foundation - CBEP

Project Brief: Community Based Educational Project for the non school going and never been to school for the slum children between the age group of 5 to 9 years.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: children from slums

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Suma Mondal
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts: Vijay Kanagala
Project Address: , 417, Hossenpur,,Kolkata,
WEST BENGAL  700 107
Tel: 0091-33-2443 1520
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Dec 2011SeattleUSD 3400
Sep 2011SeattleUSD 3650
Mar 2011SeattleUSD 5515
Sep 2010SeattleUSD 5300
May 2010SeattleUSD 4980
Nov 2009SeattleUSD 5010
Jun 2009SeattleUSD 4815
Dec 2008SeattleUSD 4600
Sep 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 0
Sep 2008SeattleUSD 5323
Sep 2007SeattleUSD 5722

Total = $48315

Tomorrow’s Foundation started in 1991 with an objective of providing basic amenities like shelter, education, nutrition and counseling support to the underprivileged children of Kolkata. It was started initially as a means to provide non-formal education and some nutrition to a handful of local children from the terrace of ‘Nirmal Hriday’ run by Mother Teresa in Kalighat, one of the slum areas of south Kolkata. These children were mainly from the streets and the red-light areas of Kalighat and its adjoining areas.

In 2005, TF started community based education centers(CBEP), at different slum areas of Kolkata, to reach the kids who cannot afford to go to school. Most of these kids are from the streets and the slums, children of sex workers, refugees and migrant families. They are of the age group of 4 to 9 years. The intention here is to train the kids for formal schooling system within a span of 2 years. Currently TF is running 14 CBEP centers out which 8 are being supported by Asha.

After succesfully implementing the community based education centers for 5 years , Tomorrow’s Foundation thought it was the right time to let the community along with the community teachers choose their way on how to run the centers according to the specific community needs of the locality (with proper justification) . As per the mode of need and function of the centers, name of the Project was changed to Community Education & Empowerment Programme (CEEP) to match its purpose. The team was decided how their centers would party act as Balwary centre, Bridge Course, Coaching support centre, Adult education centre, Vocational training centre and Open School out-reach centre as per the need of the targeted community and various stockholders . The centers provide cultural support, health awareness support and information support to the community along with meeting the demands of multi activities in the community.
Ensuring right to Education to deprived urban children in certain municipal wards under Kolkata (West Bengal – India) Municipal Corporation through integration of support system and responsive community action
An NGO working with the deprived children from the streets, slums and red light areas in the most extreme and vulnerable zones of urban Kolkata. The organization is engaged in education and child protection through simple care and apt training to help the children secure their basic rights.