Mission Education is a national level programme of Smile Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children of Shamirpet, Ghatkesar, Nagaram, Malkajgiri mandals of Rangareddy District. Arunodaya Trust believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there’s no better place to start than in the corridors of education.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life; means, because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one’s rights, and in the process evolve as a better citizen.
Smile Foundation’s educational initiatives include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going], Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs].
Arunodaya Trust works for education for needy children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education, so that they and their families get empowered.
Children are the future of a nation. For an emerging and developing country like India, child education holds the key to the progress of the nation itself.
This Mission Education project aims to fulfill the educational needs of disadvantaged children in the urban and rural areas of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. The main aim of this project is to bring runaways, orphans, child laborers and children from extremely poor families in the fold of education.
Secunderabad, being a prominent trade centre, attracts a large migrant population from surrounding areas and other parts of the country coming to work in its factories. A significant proportion of this migrant population comprises of daily wage laborers, living on a bare minimum. The children at the centre come from these families. As of date 264 out of school children have been mainstreamed into formal schooling.
Parents-teacher meetings are conducted regularly every month wherein feedbacks are given regarding the child’s progress, strengths, weaknesses and talents. These meetings encourage the parents, mostly daily wage laborers who have never been to school, to become involved with their children’s education.
Along with education, the centre focuses on the hygiene and health conditions of these kids, as most of them live in dilapidated tenements in overcrowded slums. Committed volunteers are the real backbone behind this project’s success.
Smile Foundation has joined hands with Arunodaya Trust for this project.
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- 100% enrollment of the children in to formal schools will be ensured
- All the malnourished children, especially girls will be brought to normal growth chart
- All the target beneficiaries will be covered under quarterly medical health camps
- During Community Consultations (meetings with religious / community / political / teachers) the participation of all the stakeholders will be ensured
- Records of individual children to be maintained regularly.