Centre for the Study of Social Change
Centre for the Study of Social Change had started educational programme on 1st July 2014, with the support of Tata Motors Ltd for the students of 8th,9th & 10th standards belonging to low income group , SC,ST and minority background. Tata Motors Ltd. supported these classes for one year (i.e. for academic year 2014-15 ). From June 2015,CSSC continued classes on its own for 5th to 10th standards.
Aims and Objectives of the project:
a)To provide teaching support in difficult subjects to poor school going students from the slum area to promote their education.
b)To establish and reinforce basic classroom rules (Form rules for children and explain through role plays, videos, presentations)
c)To strengthen self-control and encourage reflective thinking in the classroom (Interactive sessions, discipline, meeting with parents etc.)
d)To improve children’s communication skills with adults and peers (Sessions on communication, extempore presentation and group discussion)
e)To use literature to discuss and promote pro-social, responsible behavior (competitions, posters, awards for good behavior)
f)To enhance children’s abilities to recognize and interpret similarities and differences in the feelings, reactions, and points of view in themselves and others (Role plays, debates, group activities, interactive sessions, peer reviews)
g ) Needy students and their parents were provided counseling through CSSC Counseling Centre.
CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT KHAZANA (CDK)
Butterflies, a Delhi based child rights NGO offered us to conduct their innovative CDK project in our vicinity. Project started in June 2013, as a vehicle to empower slum’s children with the technical and financial support of Butterflies. Children’s Development Khazana (CDK) is a programme which teaches children financial management as a life skills education. It is an effective strategy for children’s participation. As part of practicum children manage their own banks on cooperative principles.
The objective of CDK is to promote life skills education through democratic participation, leadership, inculcate knowledge of cooperative and financial management, prioritizing needs, budgeting, vocational/technical skill, banking principles, basics of management principles, and fundamentals of accountancy- providing saving, credit facilities and promoting a habit of entrepreneurship.
In CDK, members nominate their own child volunteer managers (for six months). Children manage their own Khazanas on cooperative principles and they focus on learning a professional skills or becoming entrepreneurs under the guidance of Adult Facilitator (Focal Person). Thus CDK helps them to come out of their situation of poverty and insecurity.
CHSC (CHILD HEALTH & SPORTS CO-OPERATIVE)
Child Health & Sports Co-operative (CHSC) The mission of the Child Health &Sports Cooperative is to educate a child on the importance of safe and healthy living which would help them to stay healthy and reduce their vulnerability to preventable illnesses.
The cooperative has regular workshops where the children are educated on health issues & sports activities and gain knowledge regarding various diseases and sports. The cooperative is based on the principle that children can collectively advocate for health and sports services. Every year, selected children undergo training which includes administering first aid, addressing minor health issues and hospital visits to understand the functioning of hospitals. One of them can act as a Child Health Educator, Child Sports Educator and Buddy for the peers. The aim of CHSC is to promote grass root health educators, sports educator and buddies among the children.