Yamuna Pushta, Banks of the Yamuna River, Near Bela Gaon, behind Raj Ghat
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.
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.
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.
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. They are the first generation of their families to be educated.
Provides tuition for 160 students.
Acts as a bridge by guiding students from basic forms of learning to more advanced techniques required by the formal education system.
Teaches both basic and advanced learning techniques.
Includes vocational training, talent spotting and creativity development.
Offers sports, drama and arts and crafts.
Organises field trips, functions and celebrations of festivals for confidence building through participation.
Distributes stationery, notebooks, schoolbags and winter clothing.
Arranges medical camps/clinics for the community, providing treatment and medicines.
Provides a daily fresh, nutritious meal as nutrition plays a pivotal role.
To instil values, hope and the confidence to realise dreams.
To create a thirst for knowledge, and nurture self-respect and respect for others.
To alleviate poverty through empowerment.
To create global citizens through breaking down barriers of nationality, religion, caste and creed and emphasising our shared humanity.