A Renewed Effort for A Dignified Life for the Underprivileged Children and Girls

Smile Foundation and Nav Shrishti have planned to work for the development of the women and underprivileged children of Neb Sarai, Nangloi, Holambi Kalan, Nut Colony in Delhi and Slum clusters in Faridabad, Haryana. It aims to provide Education, Vocational Training, Health Care and Community Mobilization.

About the Partner

Nav Shrishti, a registered NGO based in Delhi has been working to strengthen the underprivileged children and deprived women by providing Education as well as Vocational Training. It is running Educational Centers, Vocational Training Centers, Health Check up Camps and taking up Community Mobilization Programmes for the needy section of the society. It is also one of the partners of Smile Foundation implementing a focused programme on Child Education and Heath Care.

The Project

The Integrated Project on Girl Child includes Education, Health Care, Vocational Training, Family Life & Life Skills Education. It works for the betterment of the deprived women and underprivileged children. The programme is going on through three project areas as follow -

Atmadpur Project

This project centre is around 3 Kms. from Sector 29, Faridabad in Haryana. The activities running from this centre include Non Formal Education [NFE] programme providing free education to 30 poor children between age group of 5 - 14 years. A Balwari [KG] caters to 30 deprived children between 5-8 years of age group. It also has a crèche for 30 underprivileged children (4-6 years, younger siblings of NFE & Balwari children). It also comprises of a remedial centre for needy children the 10-17 age groups and a Vocational Training Centre for them too.

There are 4 Teachers working at the center, one each for the NFE centre, Balwari & Crèche, Vocational Training and Remedial Centres.

Dhiraj Nagar Project

Dhiraj Nagar is a 10-year old resettlement colony. As the nearest government school is far from the colony, an Education Centre has been established there to provide free education and health care facilities to underprivileged children and girl child residing there.

Santosh Nagar Project

It is a typical slum colony where the total number of children is approximately 6000, out of which 700 are school dropouts and 800 are non-school going. School going children are around 4500. Girls are mostly involved in manual and child labour activities, sibling care or are married at a very early age.

Special focus

" There are at least 50% girls in education classes / centres

" Girls admitted for Vocational Training should at least be Middle Pass (Class X passed preferred) and be able to read and write in Hindi. Some knowledge of English language (able to read) will be ensured.

" Vocational Training is provided competently and girls completing this training are facilitated in establishing the crafts as income generating activities for them, while working from home. Smile Foundation and the partner will help in facilitating loans from Banks in Faridabad for trained girls to buy stitching and knitting machines as well as accessories and minor kits.

" Adolescent girls at Vocational Training Centres are to be given Family Life & Life Skills Education periodically.

Smile Foundation and Nav Shrishti is giving new hopes to the underprivileged children and women to help them to lead a dignified life.

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