Vikas Adhyayan Kendra

Project Brief: Asha supports the tuition and vocational training centers run by VAK for poor students (mostly girl children)
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: St. Louis
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Garima Bhatia
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Vikas Adhyayan Kendra,62, Link Road,,Malad (West),
Tel: (91)-(22)-2882 2850
Stewarding Chapter: St. Louis

Asha Stars, if any:

Anjana Mohan

Archana Kataria

Bharath Madhusudhan

Garima Bhatia

Jayant Mazumdar

Naresh Devnani

Ranjeet Ranade

Dec 2004St. LouisUSD 5350
Jan 2003St. LouisUSD 2200
Jan 2003St. LouisUSD 375
Dec 2003St. LouisUSD 600
Dec 2002St. LouisUSD 2600
Dec 2001St. LouisUSD 4495
Dec 2000St. LouisUSD 700

Total = $16320

Around 300 children (8-16 years of age) avail of the classes which are held every evening after school, in various locations in a neighboring slum. Most of the students are Muslim girls from extremely conservative backgrounds, who may face parental opposition to continuing their studies. In addition to providing academic help, the teachers also interact with the parents of the children and try to stress the importance of education for the child's future. They also frequently help the extremely poor students with uniforms, books and study material as needed. The classroom provides a conducive atmosphere for the children to study in, which is usually not available to them at home.
Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, established in 1981, is a secular voluntary organization engaged in the study and research of contemporary social issues in the context of Indian reality. One of the projects of VAK is that of providing free tutorial classes to children residing in the slums of Jogeshwari, an impoverished, Muslim-majority suburb of Mumbai prone to communal violence.

Project coordinator for tuition classes: Syed Firoz Ashraf, (022) 2679 1416