The Giri Nagar Primary Project
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Number of children20 boys 10 girls
Project Cost22 000 ₹ - 330 US$; 230 £
High drop out rates in municipal and government schools and extremely poor performance of children prompted us
to start our after school education support programme. Our main objective is to enhance school performance, contain drop out rates and ensure access
to secondary school. Children coming from urban slums are unable to cope with their studies. This is often due to poor teaching conditions within the school,
and lack of help from home as parents are often illiterate. Moreover children have no place to study, no access to books or tutors. The primary programme
is by far the most important one as it is in these classes that most children drop out.
Over the years this location has seen many projects come and go. It is here that we seeded our first primary support project that was located in a reclaimed pig park and then bulldozed out to land on the roadside!
We then opened other primary projects in neighbouring slums but always retained one in this location.
Fifteen years down the lane we have come full circle as it is one of our alumni who teaches this class!
Ritu, our alumni