Janvikas Indore

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Bridge Schools (Non-formal Education Centers) :

The children of the waste pickers and other working women in the Slums in Indore suffer most from lack of care, nutrition and education as their mothers as unorganized workers, waste pickers and domestic workers, get little time to care for their family and children. The mother has to go for work from early morning to late evening to find family’s both ends meet. In such situation the small infant is left with the elder sibling to be cared for which makes these children to remain at home and not to go to school.

Janvikas is running bridge course centers in slums as models for prevention of child labour.  Lack of proper facilities for education make the children child labourers.  Through the bridge course centers working children and the drop out students are mainstreamed by preparing them for the board exams according to their leaning capacity and age.

The project has the following objectives to achieve the long term goal of compulsory primary education.  The major objectives are as under:

  • To remove illiteracy in the slum communities and open opportunities for the working children in education to cope up with their age group as in the formal schools.
  • Educational support to children in the age group of 5- 14 through bridge school specially focusing the school dropouts and working children in the slums.
  • Provide support with Career Guidance to children from 14 – 18 years of age to get a proper livelihood.

Vocational Training Program:

Janvikas offers one month to three months career oriented skill training including,

  1. Personality development,
  2. Spoken English,
  3. Basic knowledge in Computer,
  4. Tailoring and Embroidery,
  5. Beautician’s Course,
  6. Welding, Fabrication and Carpentry,
  7. Driving and placement services.

The trade selected and curriculum designed is totally based on the demands of job-market/probable employers. Regular contact is made with the possible employers and they are also invited regularly to visit the Career & Employability Training Centre.