Education for less fortunate in Jammu
This Mission Education project provides quality education to the underprivileged children, mainly living in the slum areas of Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir). Majority of the people living in these areas are labourers, who are either the local people of Jammu or migrant workers from states like Bihar, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
The project focuses on the literacy, social and educational development of socio-economically disadvantaged people of nearby areas, by imparting quality education to children. The school’s curriculum is designed in such a way that special emphasis is laid on overall development of the child.
Remedial education is provided in specialized subjects like Science, Health and Environment, for children who are unable to cope with their studies. Besides classroom teaching, exhibitions, fetes, cultural events and outdoor excursions keep the learning process engaging and lively for the children.
Well equipped computer lab and library enhance the learning experience of the children and keep them interested in studies. It also helps them be at par with the standards of the formal education system.
Smile Foundation implements this Mission Education project with Ankur Vidyalaya.
About the Partner
Located in the slum cluster of Jammu, Ankur Vidyalaya is working to provide education to the people of nearby areas for the last twenty years. The school, affiliated to J&K Board of School Education, initially started to impart primary education to the children but later on expanded its horizons by starting High School education. The school has also been creating awareness about social issues among the school children and their families. Several extra-curricular activities and programmes are organized by the school to sensitise the privileged section of the society.
Dr. BL Kaul
“Our partnership with Smile Foundation in furthering the cause of education and health of socially disadvantaged children at Ankur, Jammu, has been a rewarding experience.”