Saathi night-school

Project Brief: Night-school for underprivileged children
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: DC
Status: Proposal - Closed
Project Steward: Umang Choudhary
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Prathmik Shala No. 2,Sector 20, Near Enquiry,Gandhinagar,
GUJARAT  382020
Stewarding Chapter: DC
Dec 2006DCUSD 1

Total = $1

The Saathi night-school supplements the education of 55 underprivileged children who attend municipal schools during the day. A few children attend only the night-school as they have other family-related responsibilities to tend to during the day. They range in age from 3 to 16.
The children are taught Gujarati, Hindi, English, and Sanskrit, History, Geography, Mathematics and Science.
They are also provided a nutritious meal everyday at the end of class and given 2 new pairs of clothes every year. Their health needs are also looked after.
Games, community prayers (non-denominational), poetry recitation, art classes and story-telling are also a part of the curriculum.
The school employs 4 paid teachers and one volunteer supervisor. The students are not charged any fees.
To educate and supplement the education of under-privileged children. The aim is not just literacy but also to bring about an improvement in the quality of life of these students.
The foundation runs only 1 school - the Saathi night-school.