This Mission Education project at GTB Nagar in Mumbai is designed to provide holistic education to children from slums and pavements through the participation and involvement of their parents in their development process.
The project aims to prepare the underprivileged children through creative and play way methodology and enroll them in the formal education system. Besides education, the centre provides holistic services of health, nutrition and recreation to these children, along with psycho social interventions. The project also focuses on sustaining the children already in school system through community study classes.
Parents are the key players in the process of development of a child. Hence parents need to be told about, and made aware of, the importance of education. Further, in order to develop a child holistically, it is necessary to work with the parents, the environment and community of the children. The project includes all these factors influencing the development of a child.
Parents of the children are directly involved in the process through regular parent-teacher meetings, counseling sessions and training in child care. Special sessions are conducted on importance of education for parents and members of the community.
Smile Foundation has joined hands for this project with Sparsh Charitable Trust.