NGO Khushii, with the philanthropic support of Deloitte India’s Employee Giving Programme, is driving the project Khushi – Remedial Education which aims to improve children’s lives in a measurable, scalable and sustainable way. The project focuses on reducing classroom hunger which leads to increasing school enrolment, increasing school attendance, improving socialization amongst children of different backgrounds and addressing malnutrition in children. Till now the project has reached out to 200 students involving them in remedial classes, digital learning, recreational art engagements and counselling sessions for behavioral issues. Parents and community members have also benefited through home visits by field mobilizers and Parent-Teachers Meets.
Earlier children used to sit on mats and the classroom lacked worksheets, bookshelf, bag shelf. It was a bit chaotic due to this. adding to this, it was also observed that the hygiene level was not up to the mark. After UWD's improved infrastructure intervention, the classrooms have become more hygienic. We now can do a proper planning of how to teach the children. More Over, the children feel very happy now since the classrooms looks attractive and we can observe a marked increase in attendance of the children.
Ms. Harjeet Kaur
SONIC Girls Primary School
Chattarpur, New Delhi.
Ankita Pomedkar, 16, lost her mother when she was 2 yrs. old. She was survived by her elder brother and, father, who suffers from Tuberculosis. Ankita’s well-wishing uncle, unable to see her living in her native place, brought her to Mumbai for her education.
When Ankita came to Ashadeep, an NGO partner of United Way Mumbai, she was studying in 6th grade in a Marathi medium school. Being uprooted and having a single parent, had taken a toll on her.
Thanks to an amazing education program by Ashadeep, Ankita started going to school regularly, making friends and visiting the day care centre. With the nutritional food that she receives now, her health has improved, she has at her ideal weight and looks healthy. She has completed her 10th grade exams and has scored 75%.