Project information

Urban Learning Centres for slum children

Pratham’s Urban Learning Centres (ULC) reach out to under privileged children living in the slum areas of Indian cities. The ULCs are safe hubs where children receive tutoring on a wide range of subjects from the school curriculum.

One year

Charity information: Pratham UK

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  • Need

    Need

    Every eighth urban child in India in the age-group of 0-6 years stays in slums, according to ‘Slums in India – A statistical compendium 2011' published by the Union government.The picture is no better in the million plus cities of the country. “Around 2.5 million children in the age group of 0-6 are living in the slum areas of million plus cities in 2001; this constitutes 27.3 per cent of the total child population of these 27 cities,” the report stated.Half of these 2.5 million children stay

    Solution

    Pratham’s Urban Learning Centres (ULC) reach out to under privileged children living in the slum areas of Indian cities. The ULCs are safe hubs where children receive tutoring on a wide range of subjects from the school curriculum. Pratham volunteers also reach out to the surrounding slum communities where learning focused activities are carried out in community spaces including nursery schools, libraries, open spaces or volunteers’ homes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Establish Learning Centres in existing community structures.

    Activities

    » Learning support classes for Grade 1 to 7.
    » English: Pratham designed English conversation classes will be conducted at the centres. .
    » Excellency Classes (Scholarship Classes): These classes are conducted for Grade 4 children to prepare them for the Government conducted Scholarship.
    » Classes for the Pre-Primary Children (age 4 ½ to 5 ½ years): Pratham conducts classes for children between the age group of 4 ½ to 5 ½ years.

    Create a self-sustaining educational facility within the given community wherein the program will have continuity in the future.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term, sustainable changes will be made by providing educational facilities in ten to twelve communities covered around the urban learning centres. The remaining communities are covered with similar classes being conducted through satellite centres.

    Risk

    The main risk is children dropping out of the classes. Pratham mitigates against these risks by utilising the resources of the community and conducting workshops with parents, teachers and school management committees to ensure that students are stay in school and working towards learning outcomes.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors on a quarterly basis.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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  • Background

    Location

    Mumbai & Delhi

    Beneficiaries

    The principal beneficaries are slum children in the urban communities. However the project will also provide teacher training within the schools as well as literacy programmes for adults. 10 to 12 communities in and around the Learning centre are covered. The remaining communities are covered with similar classes being conducted through satellite centres.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Pratham is the largest non governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India. Pratham was established in 1994 to provide pre-school education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Today, we reach out to millions of children living in both rural and urban areas through a range of interventions. CEO Madhav Chavan won the WISE prize for education 2012.

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    People

    Madhav Chavan

    Madhav Chavan is the CEO of Pratham.

Sainath

Thank you to Pratham for helping me back to school and giving me back my childhood