ANK-III (Wazirpur)

Project Brief: Asha supports teachers salaries and other daily expenses in running the learning center.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Frankfurt
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sandeep Morthala
Project Partner(s): Abhishek Kishore
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Stewarding Chapter: Frankfurt
Jun 2013FrankfurtEUR 2000
Jun 2012FrankfurtEUR 2000
Feb 2012FrankfurtEUR 2500
Jul 2011FrankfurtUSD 2100

Total = $9410.485

Wazirpur, an urban village, the proposed location for the educational learning Centers, is one of the many in Delhi (near Ashok Vihar) and no longer surrounded by farmland. Instead they are in the midst of untamed development. Originally it is dominated by ‘Gujjar’ community and to be very precise ‘Khari’ clan of Gujjars. They own big plots and houses and give them on rents to the migrated people.

The migrated people are mainly from Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand etc. Most of these migrated people belong to the labor class and work in the nearby factories of Wazirpur Industrial Area and the rest are construction labor, carpenter, mason, painter etc. The other class consists of rickshaw pullers and vendors. Basic municipal services like roads, water supply and drainage have not reached them.

In a pilot survey, in Wazirpur Village, ANK has identified 80 out of school children in the age group of 6 to 14 years, out of which 45 are girls. These students are either indulged in rag picking or work related to recycling of wastes.

This project involves supporting a learning center where these out of school children are provided with basic education and after a year admit in main stream schools.
o mainstream all the targeted 80 at risk children to the formal schooling system within one year.
Ank is a non-Government and non-profit organization based in New Delhi. The Organization is registered under Societies Registration Act(XXXI)1860, Govt of NCT of Delhi.