This initative aims at reducing the burden of educational expenses and helps enhance the learning and assimilation levels among the school children of the rehabilitated dwellers. We provide school notebooks to the children at our SRA projects at the beginning of each school year and have established a learning centre at Worli. The emphasis is to improve educational standards in Mathematics, English and Hindi of primary school students, particularily reading and communication skills. This helps children overcome their inhibitions, making learning effortless and fun.
We believe that a healthy reading habit can transform a person, and access to books and reading material relevant to the target group can transform a community. To overcome the lack of access to schools or libraries, for the rehabilitated dwellers, under Akshar Pustakalay a library has been set up at our Worli SRA project. The library contains textbooks, encyclopedias, story books etc and a librarian is appointed on site to help facilitate smooth functioning
Total Books Distributed – 1668 pieces
Learning Centre Attendees – 51 students
Library Members – 157 people
As a part of our strategy to train and empower the rehabilitated families with permanent skills that are required for any job, we have started computer courses. Reputed training institutes impart basic computer knowledge, making the individual more valuable to potential employers and aids them in obtaining higher-paying jobs.
Total Attendees till date – 209 people
To ensure that the rehabilitated resident and his family can avail of free medical attention, a medical camp was organized at Worli. Doctors from KEM hospital administered a General Check-Up, Diabetes Check-Up, ECG, and Paediatric Check at the site itself, to lessen the stress of travel for the patient.
Total Attendees – 85 people