The SDG of Education seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. We at Sewa believe that education is the key to change lives sustainably and make the impacts long lasting. Our education-related efforts in the regions include setting up ‘after school learning centers’ so that the knowledge gap for non-school going children is reduced and eventually it leads to a reduction in the school dropout rates.
In a noble step taken recently, we have set up a Bal Panchayat with 18 children, with the aim to introduce the young ones to the concept of democracy. Regular meetings, activities, vote based election of the leader forms an integral part of this initiative. Exposing the children to basic computer education will go a long way in increasing their adaptability to modern learning methods and techniques for their best use.
With 18 learning centers for school going kids and 3 learning centers for non-school going kids, the children have been able to narrow their knowledge gap and get back to regular schooling. From time to time school kit distribution drives are organized where 400 – 500 school bags are distributed each year to not just provide them with essential school supplies but also to keep them motivated. Computer centers are operating in the area, involving the youth and the children alike to put the tribal population of Tripura on the digital map of the nation.
Read India Read Kashi, our education initiative in Kashi has established 6 after-school learning centers for underprivileged children from Nursery up to class 5th with 250 + child beneficiaries. Distribution of school kits forms an integral part of this program with over 250 school kits distributed last year.