Dropouts in Pallikaranai resume education
The Mission Education project provides remedial education to school going children and dropouts in Mylai Balaji Nagar, Pallikaranai. At the centre, besides education, skill development training, conducts awareness programs on health & hygiene and environment protection are provided to the children. The centre offers an enabling environment and friendly spaces for the children to assimilate all these education programs.
Also referred to as Child Friendly Centre, the ME centre serves as a suitable platform where children and motivators come together and share their family and personal problems and thoughts and develop interpersonal relationships. The teaching is based on play-way methods through which education becomes interesting and more interacting. During the evening hours classes are conducted to reduce school dropout ratio for 1st standard to 9th standard.
The overall goal of the child friendly centre is to prevent the school dropouts, create the interest among the children to make them to attend the regular school and reduce the number of working children engaged in the slums.
Smile Foundation has partnered with AIM Trust for this Mission Education project.
About the Partnership
Located in Mylai Balaji Nagar, Pallikaranai in Chennai, Action for Improving Mankind (AIM) Trust is working to eradicate child labour and provide education to the marginalized children in the local areas. Established in 1998, the organisation initially worked with the government on strengthening government schools and passing laws to mandate all youth and children to attend class. Soon after their initial efforts, the organisation joined the fight against bonded labour in stone quarries, brick kilns, and rice mills.
N.Balasubramanian, Managing Trustee, AIM Trust
"Smile Foundation has been providing health and nutrition support to our children through Mission Education programme. The project is helping the children develop their learning skills, and their education level has improved, besides improvement in behavioral changes and extracurricular activities. AIM Trust thankful to Smile Foundation for lending this healthy support."