Prepairing Children of Destitute Parents For A Bright Future
Smile Foundation, along with Amrapali Utkarsh Sangha, Nagpur has initiated a project to provide residential education support to children of deprived parents.
The beneficiaries are children of either sex workers, poor labourers working in stone crushers or parents from underprivileged backgrounds around Nagpur in Maharashtra.
About The Project
The project is being implemented through ‘Naveen Bhai Desai Residential School’. The underprivileged children will get education and care which otherwise would never have been possible in their normal family environment.
There are about 104 stone crushers in and around Nagpur alone and children of particularly those parents who work in the crushers suffer the most in terms of education and upbringing. The situation is really bad for the children as there is no school or hospital in these areas and rarely any government or non governmental intervention is running in the vicinity.
About The Partner
Amrapali Utkarsh Sangha is a reputed organization working for most needy children from different categories in Nagpur area for nearly three decades now. The organization have been running residential schools, family centres, community based programmes and coordinated care intervention especially for children of sex workers from Ganga Jamuna Red Light Area in Nagpur and also children of quarry workers in Panchgaon area since 1980.
Naveen Bhai Desai Residential School is providing residential and education facilities to 50 children in the first year with support from Smile Foundation. Each year 50 new students will be admitted.
Appropriate atmosphere will be ensured for children of sex workers, and those with disturbed background, for a better future and place in the society Care will also be taken to include children of Naxalite affected parents and those from SC (scheduled caste), ST (scheduled tribe) and tribal background