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  project name ~ Parivartan School, Wadala

category ~ Education - Child

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Parivartan School, Wadala

  NGO

 

AID Maharashtra

  Category

 

Education - Child

  District

 

Mumbai

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

$ 8500

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Piyush Thakre

 

Penn State
Philadelphia

 

  Caption

 

 

-Class in progress at Parivartan School

 

  Summary

 

 

AID-Mumbai is currently supporting 2 centres run by Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha in the slums of Wadala near Mumbai (Bombay) in Maharashtra.

Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha was started in 1997 by Shakil Ahmed to impart non-formal education to kids from the slum, who did not go to regular school. Then, the nearest municipal school is 45 minutes walk from the slum. Most of the kids in the slum do not go to school because of economic difficulties or because their parents dont know the importance of education. Due to to constant efforts by Parivartan a Municipal school was opened in 2006. Now parivartan strives to integrate the children living in slums to get integrated in the BMC school after 1-2 years of non-formal teaching.


Rushabh Mehta is an AID-Mumbai volunteer who came in contact with Shakil and is now working to develop a collaboration between AID and Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha.

The schools are run in two places in the slums. At each place 2 classes (2 hours each) are held each day. The first class is for kids of age 5-8 years. The second batch is for slightly older kids age 8-12 years.
They Plan to open one more centre now for 2007-08.

The kids mostly have uneducated parents are therefore first generation of learners in their family. The aim of the curriculum therefore is to imbibe the importance of education and the opportunities that come with it. The curriculum is designed by educationist Feruzan Mehta and with the help of other organizations like Avehi and Akanksha.

Parivartan works with the parents too to help them realize the importance of education. The kids who successfully complete the one year curriculum are recommended to join formal school based on their performance or are enrolled into another year of Parivartan schools.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Parivartan Shikshan sanstha has been successfully running 2 schools in Azad Mohalla and Kamala Nagar slums in Wadala near Mumbai since 1997. The school was funded by AID-Penn State for the year 2006-2007. During this period the school made remarkable progress under the guidance of Mr. Gangadhar Shinde. The curriculum was well planned, the attendeance went up, and many students from Parivartan could join the newly started Bombay Municipal Coorporation in the local area.

 

  Goals

 

 

The goal of this project is to impart non-formal education to children in the slums near Wadala in Mumbai (Bombay). Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha runs 2 centers in the slums. One more centre is being added for 2007-08. The goal of the curriculum is to impart basic learning skills and also expose the kids to an atmosphere of education. Parivartan works with the parents too to help them realize the importance of education. The kids who successfully complete the one years curriculum are recommended to join formal municipal school based on their performance or are enrolled into another year of Parivartan schools.

 
 

  


 
 
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