A Ray of Hope in the City of Joy
This Mission Education project focuses on slum children from Uttar Para area in Kolkata, West Bengal. The children, mostly belonging to minority communities are taught in a happy, carefree and invigorating environment at the centre. Special effort is also being made to help the students recognize their true potential and identity in society.
The centre imparts remedial education to children in the age group of 5 to 12. They are school going children of labourers and mostly belong to the less privileged sections of the society. The centre also identifies and develops their talent in their field of interest which may vary from art and craft to computers. Besides the curriculum set by the West Bengal Board, educational excursions, drawing, music, yoga, acting, art classes, workshops on environment and hygiene, and regular health check-ups are also conducted.
Regular parent-teacher meetings, guardian counseling and several workshops and awareness programmes are also major components of the project that help in the facilitation of the project and bring a sensitive behavioral outcome in the community. The centre emphasizes on skill development of the kids and conducts regular tests to evaluate their progress.
Smile Foundation has partnered with Sankha Suvra Welfare Society for this project.