Madanpur Khadar

MADANPUR KHADAR

In October 2007, when Project Why extended its activities to work towards women’s empowerment it realised that the best way to gain the trust of women was by reaching out to their children. From the very outset, the Khader Women Centre ran an after-school support programme for children, in line with the education programmes run by Project WHY. Each year, over 300 children attend this programme that extends from class I to XII, and 160 women graduate with vocational training and basic literacy skills. It also runs a computer centre

WOMEN CENTRE AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

NUMBER OF WOMEN : 160

PROJECT COST: Rs. 50,000; US$ 700

The Women Centre in Khader began as a residential cum empowerment programme. As time passed and working towards women’s empowerment we realised that the best way to gain the trust of women was by reaching out to their children. We found a new building in 2007, that was perfect for a small residential centre, a vocational centre and the roof top was used for an after-school support programme for children, in line with the education programmes run by Project WHY. However, in 2008, when the two women residing in Project WHY left to lead a normal life; the residential program was discontinued.

Today, the Women’s centre holds 6-monthly vocational training course for women in stitching/ tailoring and a beautician course. Women at the end of the courses get a course certificate and a self-made manual of the training. Over 160 women are trained every year and over 80% of them use their skills to earn an income thus improving quality of life of their families.

PRIMARY PROJECT

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 150

PROJECT COST: Rs. 88,000 – 1200 US$ 

The primary section of the Khader centre is run on the same lines as all other Project Why centres. Our main objective is to enhance school performance and give an all rounded education that goes beyond school curriculum. Project Why provides a child friendly environment where learning is fun.  Learning goes beyond school books to include a wide range of activities, workshop and outings.
SECONDARY PROJECT

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 210

PROJECT COST: Rs. 120,000; US$ 1600

When the first batch of students were promoted to class VI, parents requested us to start secondary classes as outside tuitions was out of their financial reach and without such support children were doomed to drop out.

Today the secondary sections covers from class VI to XII.

COMPUTER PROJECT

PROJECT COST: Rs. 40,000; US$ 560

The computer centre of Khader was opened on demand of the children whose fascination with computers is  unparalleled. Computer skills also allow children to be better prepared for the job market.

Computer classes are very popular and many of the women from the vocational sections also learn computer skills