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School on Wheels

School on Wheels project is implemented in slums of municipal ward A, B and E situated in South Mumbai. The main objective of the project is to ensure pre-primary and primary education for all children up to 14 years of age leading to their overall educational development.

Key issues in the programme area

Key issues that adversely affect realising the right to education by the children residing in these slums are:

  • Accessibility to schools
  • Absence on emphasis for importance of pre-primary education
  • Rigid structure of the formal education system, excluding working children
  • Lack of support for the first generation learners
  • Lack of quality education

How we bridged the gap

Different components of the School on Wheels project plugged the gaps that existed in realising the right to education by the children living in the area.

A mobile classroom is run in the School on Wheels bus which is designed specifically for this purpose. On each working day, the school on wheels bus is parked at four different places around the project area for providing alternate educational facilities to street children and pavement dwellers. An effort is made to enrol these children to formal school at the beginning of the next financial year.

Community based educational programme includes Balwadi, covering children from 3-6 years, to create a base to enrol these children in formal schools. The study class in the community targets first generation learners studying in Grade I – IV in municipal schools. This is done to provide them support to sustain in the formal schools. In Community Learning Centre, access to reading and audio visual material is provided to children to engage them in a variety of language building processes. A computer centre is set up for children in the community to make learning fun and enabling familiarity with computers – a much needed requisite in today's technologically driven world.

Community based educational programme includes Balwadi, covering children from 3-6 years, to create a base to enrol these children in formal schools. The study class in the community targets first generation learners studying in Grade I – IV in municipal schools. This is done to provide them support to sustain in the formal schools. In Community Learning Centre, access to reading and audio visual material is provided to children to engage them in a variety of language building processes. A computer centre is set up for children in the community to make learning fun and enabling familiarity with computers – a much needed requisite in today's technologically driven world.

Through school partnership programmes, direct intervention in Byculla Municipal School is done for making the school a place conducive for learning. This is done with an objective to support enrolment and sustenance of children coming from a socio economically backward background in the education system. Under this initiative, extra academic support is provided through study classes to scholastically weak children to enable them to learn and to prevent them from dropping out. Counseling services are provided to children helping them to enhance their capacity to cope with troubling family issues or a negative poor behavioural pattern or a learning disability. Reading classes are conducted to encourage children to develop a healthy reading habit and to explore language beyond text books. Bus service is provided to children so that they can reach school on time - increasing regularity and decreasing the dropout rate. Other supportive extracurricular activities include workshops, excursions, library services, organising competitions, etc. to make school learning more enjoyable.

We also work with young adolescents of the communities to promote responsible citizenship. Through sustained capacity building and organising them into a group, we empower them to work towards community issues.

Every year, we reach out to around 3,000 children through this project.

  • Highlights: 300,00 school children benefited from sports for development, Building as Learning Aid (BALA), improved school WASH, digital learning, science labs and library in schools initiatives
  • Highlights: 60,000 people benefited from 75 anaemia screening and prevention camps in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Rajasthan
  • Highlights: 40,000 school going children, particularly adolescent girls, now have access to improved WASH facilities
  • Highlights: 28,000 community members trained on various aspects of child protection
  • Highlights: 30,000 people reached out to with disaster relief during floods in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai
  • Highlights: 34,000 women members of SHGs and joint liability groups have been trained for entrepreneurial and business skills, financial literacy and financial inclusion

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