Education – A Lifeline For The Destitute Children
Because the poor mostly are illiterate, therefore, the most gullible. It’s sad though. Because no one plans to remain an illiterate intentionally. In most cases, it’s constraints like supporting the family financially right from childhood that rob the children off their dream of studying. Therefore, it is important to identify and assist such children. And give wings to their dreams. Make them excel in areas that they thought were insurmountable. By offering education we can assist them to stand in the society with their head held high.
Arunodaya has this issue at the core of its agenda. The organization provides education to the poor who can’t utilize opportunities because of financial restraints. It also provides food and shelter to these children. Arunodaya has also launched its own concept school which offers free education to orphans and destitute children. The concept school will begin its first academic year in June, 2010 and will have classes from pre-primary to high school.
CHILD LABOUR EDUCATIONAL SCHEME (CLES)
Education is a powerful tool for introducing citizens of society to the systems government and the concept of governance.
For girls education means small and healthy family norms and substantial socio economic gains. In Andhra Pradesh Arunodaya has started an innovative project “CHILD LABOUR EDUCATIONAL SCHEME (CLES)” on education for working children has taken and enrolled more than 50 working children and were successful in providing them the primary education.It took more than three months to enroll a significant number. In the first month only 10 students joined and through them over a period of three months enrollments reached to 50 students in the age group of 6 to 14 years with 35 boys and 15 girls. Animators have been selected from the tribal community with basic high school qualification with orientation & capacity building on various approaches to education.
Tribal Education Scheme(TES)
Now a days people in the down trodden communities have been deceived by their master in receiving their daily wages, by the mediator in marketing their products, by the retail merchants in purchasing their daily needs. The main reason behind this is most of them are illiterates they don’t have minimum knowledge.
The only thing to saves them from those deceives is to educate them to the minimum required level. But that is not that much easy as said. They don’t believe and are not willing to follow.
At first we face much difficulty in approaching them, and to make them believe us.
We send our volunteers to those tribal tandas by train them how to approach them, and how behave with them.
Series of intensified trainings and consultations were organized in their tandas for the first half year with specific inputs on various approaches, communication skills, educative indoor and out door Games , local teaching resources, motivation Etc.
The weekly education and training classes are motivated them to keep them engaged in education during their spare time.
Other major attractions were the weekly contact center, few of them functioning in the community hall, under the tree and so on, giving the small gifts which are helping them to attract, each has really added value to their procession and the material inside in the tribal areas.
Further the educational aids, the games material and the camp for four days has boosted their morale and released their optimum potency in their group’s activities, competitions, cultural and educational; etc.