A new beginning for street children in Chandigarh

This Mission Education project imparts education to underprivileged children of Chandigarh. It mainly focuses on children coming from the slums, streets and resettlement colonies of the union territory. With six centres operating in different parts of the city, this programme is benefitting over 300 impoverished kids by providing education, basic healthcare and nutritional support.

The project is an initiative aimed to provide right opportunities in terms of formal education to the children who are deprived of it so far. The initiative has a systematic process to identify non-school going, drop-outs and pre-primary children in the age group of 5 to 14 years for enrolment in the centres. The enrolled beneficiaries are then integrated smoothly to the bridge-course educational setup through persistent, coherent and cohesive systems with the children finally getting mainstreamed into formal schools.

It has provisions for retention of school going children in the formal educational system through systematic regular and periodic follow-up visits to schools, monitoring of the children’s performance, remedial education, regular counselling on issues related to education, support to child for medical assistance and nutritional aid.

This project has been implemented with Don Bosco Navjeevan Society.