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PROJECT NAME: ROTARY TRAINING CENTRE/ ROTARY LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION CENTRE
The SHRI SHRI MA ANANDMAYEE UPVAN SHIKSHA SAMITI is a registered charitable school located in Bairagarh Bhopal established in July 1998. The school provides education along with uniforms, books, photocopies, school supplies, lunch, warm clothing, and regular health check-ups. The school is currently operating out of a 3-story, 9,000SF building with 15 classrooms. There are 20 teachers and 10 non-teaching staff. The total number of students in the current year is 550. Since the establishment of the school, 5,000 slum children have been educated with a 0% drop-out rate.
The students at the school are mainly from a nearby slum area with a population of roughly 20,000 and an average of six children per family. The parents are typically daily labourers who are lucky to find 15 days of employment per month. The majority of the parents suffer from alcoholism, illiteracy, and criminal backgrounds.
In addition to the curriculum, the children receive daily counseling for their personal problems and special attention is given to cleanliness, as they are living in slums. All classwork and homework is performed during school hours as they do not have assistance at home.
Periodically, five selected teachers, including the Headmaster personally visit slum areas with the intention of persuading parents to send their children to school. They often find that some children already have morning jobs (i.e., rag-pickers), these students attend school only in the afternoons.
The total Budget for the year 2015-16 is 30 lakhs. The cost of each student is Rs 5,000 per annum.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The poor urban youth/ adolescents who are currently enrolled in the school are looking for skill development after completion of their 10th grade education. Even though these students have education, it does not ensure employability. The project area is located close to a big market area of the city of Bhopal known as Bairagarh where there is a strong possibility of absorption of the trained youth. The youth will be trained in three trades a) computer-based accounting b) plumbing c) electrician . The students in the school have expressed their desire to learn these skill sets.
The under privileged children educated through this project will obtain employment and support their family to enhance quality of life and economic status.