NGO project ‘Every Last Child in School’ to educate children from Mumbai Slums
‘Save the Children’ an NGO that already works for children’s education program and Hindustan Times Paathshala which supports education of underprivileged children colloborated on a project ‘Every Last Child in School’ to create awareness among parents to send their children to school.
The project will identify children from economically weak backgrounds who are not in school, coach them at the NGO’s community centres and then send them to civic schools. The first phase aims to cover 19 slum settlements in Govandi through five learning centres over six months.
Sandhya Krishnan, the general manager of the Maharashtra programme said the NGO was aware of how important the involvement of parents, community members, local leaders and government functionaries is to enable even one child to go to school. “The ‘Every Last Child in School’ project builds on this experience and will engage all of these groups to ensure children from the project area are in school.”
According to Hindustan Times HT Paathshala has supported the education of more than 70,000 underprivileged children, said Rajan Bhalla, group CMO, HT Media. “This year, we partnered with Save the Children to help send ‘every last child to school’. I encourage our readers to get involved with HT Paathshala and spread the word.”