About the Partner
Bahujan Hitay Trust (BHT) is a voluntary registered organization working in India since 1980. Bahujan Hitya Trust is serving to poor, needy & downtrodden people of tribal and backward class. The organization is working for social development through child development projects, awareness & prevention programme about HIV/AIDS, De-addiction and other health issue in different slums and rural area in Maharashtra.
BHT Child development project is built around the understanding that development of children is interdependent development of their family and the community they live in. Through the child development project BHT intends to stop the vicious cycle of poverty and ignorance.
About The Project
The new Mission Education project started by Smile Foundation and implemented by Bahujan Hitya Trust in Pune (Maharashtra) is targeting the community that works in five brick manufacturing factories in the city. All these families are from nearby tribal areas and drought prone areas of Maharashtra, Karnataka & Gujarat. The parents usually engage the children in their work to earn more money for the family and that has been leading to a great school-drop-out rate. This project mainly aims to prevent this trend of dropping out and targets to ensure maximum enrolment and attendance in the centre.
Through remedial education and bridge course programmes Smile Foundation intends to work for the overall community empowerment by providing basic educational requirements to non school going children or school dropouts.