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Tuition Centre: Yamuna Pushta

Education - New Delhi

<p>Yamuna Pushta, Banks of the Yamuna River, Near Bela Gaon, behind Raj Ghat</p><br /> <h2>Why</h2><br /> <ul><br /> <li>In the heart of Delhi, on the banks of the Yamuna River, marginal farmers and farm helpers share the area with rickshaw pullers, shop helpers from Darya Ganj and labourers from a local powerhouse. They are amongst the poorest of the poor living in Delhi.</li><br /> <li>Living conditions are sub-standard. There is no sanitation or electricity and little access to markets for daily needs. Education and healthcare are luxuries the residents can ill afford.</li><br /> <li>Dwellings are made of any available material as permanent constructions are not permitted on the banks of the river. The area is subject to extreme weather conditions.</li><br /> <li>The tuition centre strives to provide whatever assistance is required to enable students to cope in mainstream schools, serving as a stepping-stone between their struggle for daily survival and the formal education system. Their parents are mostly uneducated and are unable to assist with their homework.&nbsp;They are the first generation of their families to be educated.</li><br /> </ul><br /> <h2>Tuition Centre</h2><br /> <ul><br /> <li>Provides tuition for 160 students.</li><br /> <li>Acts as a bridge by guiding students from basic forms of learning to more advanced techniques required by the formal education system.</li><br /> <li>Teaches both basic and advanced learning techniques.</li><br /> <li>Includes vocational training, talent spotting and creativity development.</li><br /> <li>Offers sports, drama and arts and crafts.</li><br /> <li>Organises field trips, functions and celebrations of festivals for confidence building through participation.</li><br /> <li>Distributes stationery, notebooks, schoolbags and winter clothing.</li><br /> <li>Arranges medical camps/clinics for the community, providing treatment and medicines.</li><br /> <li>Provides a daily fresh, nutritious meal as nutrition plays a pivotal role.</li><br /> </ul><br /> <h2>Vision</h2><br /> <ul><br /> <li>To instil values, hope and the confidence to realise dreams.</li><br /> <li>To create a thirst for knowledge, and nurture self-respect and respect for others.</li><br /> <li>To alleviate poverty through empowerment.</li><br /> <li>To create global citizens through breaking down barriers of nationality, religion, caste and creed and emphasising our shared humanity.</li><br /> </ul>

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