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  Project Name


Pre-Education Support



Fodra (Fountain of Development Research and A..



education - child







  Budget Approved


$ 3600


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Srinivas Krovvidy


College Park









The current project is for providing pre-education support to children between the ages of 5-12 years.
This project will improve the mental and physical standards of potential school going children and to reduce school dropout rates among children in primary education stage due to poor education standards and performance. The project is also targeted to prepare the children of low income cluster in Pratap Nagar, New delhi to compete with children of other families attending school.





The community response of the project has been quit encouraging and has been reflected from the attendance of children. Although the request for pre-education support by the families is too high, FODRA has strategically decided to limit the support only to needy members of SHGs - but this decision was actually taken jointly by the women in a project level SHG meeting. Since FODRA has formed 9 SHGs among 135 women as on today and there will be more than 15 SHGs by end of September, 2000, it will have to carefully take a decision whether to expand the possibilities to include other children from the community in the current project. But such a situation has not arisen so far. Additionally, 1. 3 parent teacher meetings were organised to discuss on personal hygiene of the children, health check-up feedback for low cost eating habits, timely sending children to the centre. 2. All the children are administered with de-worming medicine as per medical advice of the visiting doctor. Regular interaction with mothers through PTA(Parent-Teacher Association) meetings has brought change in the attitude of mothers towards importance of child-hood care, appropriate diet(nutrition), growth and importance of pre-education as the corner stone for formal education.





1. Provide facilities and escort to the poor children in the age group of 3-5 years for normal physical and mental growth in addition to social and behavioral growth of each child 2. Prepare the children for attending school education after attaining 5 years of thorough edcucational games, toys, cards etc. 3. Provide nutritional food and health check up facilties to children of the rpoject ot reduce malnourishment and health risks with special attention to malnourished and girl child as per recommendation of visiting child specialist. 4. Sensitise the parents on relevance of school education for their chidlren and facilitate admission.



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