Hand-in-Hand World Service 2013-2015

QI of DLF City: Project Shiksha

Project Shiksha helps underprivileged children thrive in school, providing educational support after their regular school hours. The effort began in 2008 with an educational center for just five children and one teacher. With the help of Hand-in-Hand donations, the center expanded in 2009-2011, and again in 2011-2013. Today, nearly 100 children receive after-school tutoring and nutritional support to keep them on target in class.

Most of the children’s parents are illiterate and cannot assist with homework. The dropout rate among these families runs high. But those in Project Shiksha are finding success at school and staying in.

DLF City 16The program emphasizes language and math but includes homework help in all academic areas. Students also learn computer literacy, art, and general knowledge. They are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities that enhance learning.

Four teachers tutor the current students in the expanded program, but the need for more assistance remains great. Because the wait list is long, DLF City Quota hopes to increase service to include 250 students in the next two years, requiring more space, more supplies, more food, and more teachers. One day, DLF City Quotarians hope to build a full-time school to replace the center.

Donations cover food, vitamins, supplies, teacher salaries, and facility rent and go toward the school building fund. Hand-in-Hand World Service donations over many years will help many hundreds of children face their futures better prepared.

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