Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400011
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Online Donations raised so far: Rs.40000/-
EDUCO provides a good quality English medium education to underprivileged children in urban and rural India. At the BMC school in Lalbaug, EDUCO manages a school under the School Support programme of the MCGM. Under this facility EDUCO provides good quality teachers and curriculum input to ensure the best education to the children of the underprivileged community of the Municipal School. The community worker of the school also ensures that we have an active Parent Teacher Association and children are attending the school regularly. Parent counseling forms a part and parcel of the project. We also provide a fruit or nutritious supplement in addition to the mid day meal of the MCGM. Computers and sports have been an important dimension to the schooling which is based on experiential learning. The school's philosophy is one of a nurturing environment to ensure the children not only are academically sound but good citizens of the country.
Funds raised by the Mumbai Marathon will be used to recruit and compensate good quality teachers. The quality and training of the teachers will have the maximum impact on the quality of the program. Funds will also be used for in house training of teachers. EDUCO believes in experiential training and constantly exposes teachers to new methodologies inculcating a culture of learning in the staff team. EDUCO is also attempting to create a sports program for the school children to avail the facility of the large ground on the premises.
Computer education has always been the focus of the program. Children get access and exposure to computers as early as pre- school. Funds will be used for further upgradation and staffing of the computer laboratory.
Bhumita Rathore is a twinkly eyed, cherubic little girl who loves to read storybooks. When she joined our school in June 2010, in Senior Kg, she was an undernourished, neglected child. Her mother is a part time maid and her father is no longer with the family. Bhumita lives with her maternal grandparents and uncle and the family can barely make ends meet. Her home environment was very difficult. Not only was it a challenge to feed her,but educating her was a luxury they could not afford. As the social worker and teachers were aware of her background and the challenges of her home environment they took extra care of her academic and emotional needs. Very often extra food was also slipped into her school lunch box by her teachers when they noticed it came empty to school, knowing very well this may be the only meal of her day.
Despite her difficulties, with the nurturing and focus by the EDUCO team Bhumita now in Class 2, not only can read and write but is a very intelligent, vocal child. As her mother meets the staff on a daily basis while dropping and picking her child she is able to talk and discuss her problems. The teachers give her guidance and ensure the family pays good attention to Bhumita's academic and social needs. The feather in our cap in this situation is that EDUCO has emerged as a caretaker of the children's and parent's needs therefore is also able to positively influence the child's emotional well being!
We are sure Bhumita will not only be a successful student but also a secure individual in the future!
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