When Rahul was held back in 9th grade, she could not keep quiet anymore, and after meeting our staff, she began sending Rahul to our daycare center.
A child in school by definition is less vulnerable than a child who is not in the educational system. We therefore not only work to get drop outs to get back to school but we support many vulnerable children to ensure they learn and succeed in their studies.
15 years old and living in a high-risk area, Rahul* struggled to fit in with the other teens around him. His mother, a sex worker in Kamathipura was too busy to pay attention to the deviant behaviours he exhibited. She often found him involved in crimes, loitering and being irregular to school. When Rahul was held back in 9th grade, she could not keep quiet anymore, and after meeting our staff, she began sending Rahul to our daycare center. With good influence and consistent counselling, he has been able to get back on track in school and is not a prey to the negative influences around him.
341 children received educational support through after-school programme
147 children who dropped out of school were linked to opportunities to continue their education
485 children were engaged through summer camps and vacation activities