Popular Education and Action Centre - Navjagriti

Project Brief: Providing formal education for street children through informal technique so that they are better equipped to pursue the schooling.
Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: children of dalits/tribals

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Shalini Dawar
Project Partner(s): Dalia Kar
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 14, Jangpura B,Mathura Road,,New Delhi,
DELHI  110014
Tel: M-9810997490, 9211160905
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Mar 2017NYC/NJUSD 19503
Apr 2016NYC/NJUSD 18146
Apr 2015NYC/NJUSD 18505
Apr 2014NYC/NJUSD 19116
Apr 2013NYC/NJUSD 22590
Dec 2011NYC/NJUSD 21630
Jun 2011NYC/NJUSD 12800
Nov 2010NYC/NJUSD 11900
Apr 2010NYC/NJUSD 9500
Nov 2009NYC/NJUSD 8555
Oct 2009StanfordUSD 1623
Jun 2009NYC/NJUSD 6730
Feb 2009StanfordUSD 1605
Aug 2008NYC/NJUSD 7127
Feb 2008StanfordUSD 1950

Total = $181280

1.The name of project run by the organization and location:

Child care center.
Nizamuddin railway station- New delhi.

2.Location of the project:

This project will be located near the railway tracks at Nizamuddin railway station. Many ‘basties’ of poor street children exists in this area.

3.Type of education provided:

Providing formal education through informal technique so that they are better equipped to pursue the schooling.

4. Teaching technique:

The technique is informal.

5. Literacy rate of basic education:

Literacy rate among these children are barely 1%

6. Background of children:

These children come from different backgrounds but one thing is common among them that they have run away from their home because of different kind of problems created by parents or someone else.

7.Other activities:

Providing these children cloths after collecting from various sources. Weekly health check-ups and occasional refreshment.

8. No. of children:

presently we working among 20 - 25 children. And our target is to increase the number to 50.

9. No. of members dedicated to this project:
Five

Non education-related community development activities:

To establish shelter home near the community for keeping the brighter children here, further educate them and workout on their rehabilitation process.

1. To be channel of expression of the aspirations of people – women, dalits, tribals and other marginalized groups and Children.
2. to create an awareness of issues of social importance through regional and local art forms.
3. To be a support communications group for the promotion of a just society.
Providing basic education to unsheltered and poor children so that they can understand the meaning of their lives better and could develop their skills for making their lives useful for themselves and the society. Towards this goal we conduct theatre workshop for children and make them aware of their environment and making their lives useful for themselves and the society, also providing vocational training.

The aim of this program is to identify such children from the streets of Delhi. Bring them to the shelter home, counsel these children and also contact their family members and counsel their guardian and thus start the process of rehabilitation by taking these steps. This process of rehabilitation would lay emphasis on encouraging the children to go back to their families, as it is of utmost significance that the children to grow up with their families. The children will only be encourage to go back with their families only after spending a considerable amount of time at the shelter home which could range from a month to three months or more depending on how they are coping with the problems which inclined them to run away from their family.

Among these children if anyone of them do not have their parents or any guardians to take responsibility of them, its is envisaged that they will continue to stay in this shelter home and provided with basic education and later admitted at MCD schools to further their education. Along with their education, vocational training will also be provided according to the learning capacity and choice of the children.