Quality education continues to elude a large portion of children from the economically poor and socially disadvantaged groups in the rural and urban expanses of India. Lack of competent teachers, lack of teaching-learning materials, non-existent responsibility of authorities have all led to the current state of chasm between the haves and the have-nots.
Work an Hour 2010 focuses your attention towards our projects working towards “bridging the gap” between the underprivileged and the privileged and requests your support to our small but still significant efforts. Lend us your hour and help us make a difference. Visit www.workanhour.org to know more.
Institute of Social Work (ISW)
Barasat and Kidderpore schools of ISW provide better opportunities to the poor and underprivileged sections in the communities near Kolkatta. Located in the heart of the slums in Kolkata's dock area, the Kidderpore school runs three sections: a tailoring school for girls, a coaching center for girls in middle and high school, and a non-formal education center for school dropouts. The Barasat school has nearly four hundred children enrolled in formal classes from nursery to class VIII. Most of the children come from poor families in the low income occupations such as vegetable vending and casual labor. How successful have these efforts been? To read more click here.
Kadam – A Step Towards Progress
Struck in the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, many families and children have been displaced and are living in extreme poverty without access to any education. Kadam provides free basic education and livelihood facilities for children who have been evicted out of their homes during the riots. Kadam offers education from nursery to 7th grade, food and shelter/library for young girls and vocational training for women. Six education centers are run at the outskirts of Ahmedabad and their students have gone on to pursue high school education in formal schools. Would these efforts of Kadam be enough to secure a future for these kids? To read more click here
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