Sahara Utsarga Welfare Society has been running reaching the unreached programme for last 5 years. This has been designed for slow learners in the villages where children are often unable to make to schools or them themselves dropout early. This is an instructional programme designed for students in age group of 4 to 13 years who have identified deficiencies in reading, writing, and mathematics. This programme provides individualized basic skills in the area of reading, mathematics and writing. The programme aims the all-round development and better academic performance of students in the age group of 4 to 13 years whose academic performance is hampered due to various factors such as lack of attention/concentration, memorizing difficulties, spelling errors, bad hand writing etc. Under this programme frequent interaction were made with students and their parents. Regular monthly meetings with children and their parents are organized with additional home visits. It also addresses the need of children who are studying in government schools, but need additional support at home.
There are many activities conducted under this programme such as regular coaching classes for the children, Individual coaching classes for different grade of students, Books distribution for the students etc.
Individual follow up with the students and their parents is ensured to enhance the children participation in extracurricular activities. All possible efforts are made to mainstream these children in the neighboring schools.
Distribution of Books and other Educational materials
It is rightly said, “Books are man’s best friend”. However, books are inaccessible to a large number people because of their low purchasing power which is sometimes perhaps not even sufficient to pay for their basic needs like food and shelter. Underprivileged people are denied their basic rights and are thus victims of the vicious circle of poverty. This vicious circle can be broken by educating these people that can be done if books are made accessible to these people. SUWS believes that today’s children are tomorrow’s leader and hence aims at reaching those children who are denied their basic right to education due to inability to afford education. Hence, SUWS organizes various book distribution campaigns throughout the year to provide free books and stationery to underprivileged children along with other educational materials like exercise books, pen, pencils, erasers and school bags.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) defines Child Rights as the minimum entitlements and freedoms that should be afforded to every citizen below the age of 18 regardless of race, national origin, colour, gender, language, religion, opinions, origin, wealth, birth status, disability, or other characteristics. These rights encompass freedom of children and their civil rights, family environment, necessary healthcare and welfare, education, leisure and cultural activities and special protection measures. It outlines the fundamental human rights that should be afforded to children in four broad classifications that suitably cover all civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of every child:
Our interventions are designed to include
- Involve in immediate and critical needs by addressing the problem.
- Community mobilization linking child rights and local pre-dominant issues like school enrollment, health care, exploitation, torture etc.
- Capacity building primarily among the mothers and other adults to know the child rights specially of those who are in distress condition and children with special need.
- Provide support for school going children in terms of books and other educational materials and also handholding support to first generation learners through free or subsidized coaching assistance.