Residential project for slum and orphan children in Bangalore
This project strives to improve the condition of the children living in slums, and orphans at Doddabanaswadi in Bangalore. Residential schools are being run under the project wherein the children get education and care and support.
Parents of these children are themselves uneducated and know little value of education and hence do not send their children to school. Most kids had been accompanying their parents to work in nearby factories and construction sites, and had never been to school.
Scholarships for secondary schools and college education as well as vocational training are facilitated under the project. Remedial education for school dropouts, midday meals, hostel for the children who attend the primary and secondary level schools are some of the other facilities being provided. The project aims for the overall development of the children and supports their growth into responsible individuals.
Smile Foundation has partnered with Thirupuvunam Foundation for the implementation of this Mission Education project.