Date: 3th December 2020
Let's give 'Hope' to every BACHPAN

Our Programs

Safe space program

Creating a safe space for the children which caters to the literacy and emotional needs of the kids is one of the firt things of the intervention. A space that would spell continuity and consistency untouched by the vagaries of weather..

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Women Engagement Program

While working with communities, women and young girls of the Basti have come up with a need to learn certain life skills, STITCHING being one of them. Hence a journey began to curate a program that enables a safe space for the...

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Youth-Led Adult Literacy Programme

Learning does not happen only in schools, and with this ideology, the idea of creating a safe space for all those children who have left schools or are unable to go to school due to many circumstances was extended. Learning will focus on life skills, social-emotional ......

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Community Intervention Programme

or a self-sustaining safe space for kids, it's important to include the whole community in the transformation. Hence, a community intervention program comes up as an important part of the process. It includes ensuring the convergence of services ...

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Safe Space Program

Community leader Amit ji with his class waiting for school Auto

Cute little corner of the center

Doing artwork in the open ground

First day of school after second wave

Kids discussing the ground rules of learning center

Kids in their zone in the center

Learning center entrance

Learning is defined by the learner, not four walls of the classroom

Story telling session with the younger kids

Tanka jhaki in other classrooms

Creating a safe space for the children which caters to the literacy and emotional needs of the kids is one of the first things of the intervention. A space that would spell continuity and consistency untouched by the vagaries of weather as well as foster learning in a more holistic manner. A space that the community could nurture and identify with as a repository of learning.

The centre would enable the following-

School Readiness Programme: Programme will focus on the younger kids who are ready to go to school as per their age but still not able to access school. Storytelling, theatre, music, movement, art, will help children to develop listening, teamwork, a sense of confidence to be ready to step into the new world.

Academic Support Programme: This will cater to the needs of children who are/will be going to the school, bridging the gap between where they are and what the system wants them to be. This will involve, learning by doing, hands-on experiments to understand the concepts they have learned in school.

Women Engagement Program

A new student at our stitching class

Women Engagement Program

Girls learning to make paper bags

Hanaa with her mask

Learning to measure and cut the cloth

Mask made by a woman in the Basti

While working with communities, women snd young girls of the Basti have come up with a need to learn certain life skills, STITCHING being one of them.

Hence, a journey began to curate a program that enables a safe space for the Basti girls where they can have meaningful dialogue and empower each other emotionally and mentally while using 'STITCHING' as a tool.

Stitching sessions wrapped up with storytelling, art activities and a lot of Gupshup are a routine in the class. It has paved the way for yet another need i.e to have basic literacy skills in order to support stitching.

The goal is to create a learning space for girls who have either never been to school or have dropped out where they can explore different life possibilities to support themselves.

Adult Literacy Program

All adults learning Hindi

Kids learning shapes and numbers with Rangometry kids by Jodo Gyaan

Literacy class with Aaghaz Team from Delhi

Young adults playing group games like _Yes and...._

Young boys of Basti at Literacy class after coming back from their work

Learning does not happen only in schools, and with this ideology, the idea of creating a safe space for all those children who have left schools or are unable to go to school due to many circumstances was extended. Learning will focus on life skills, social-emotional skills, and age-appropriate vocational skills. After coming back from their respective jobs, young adults from the Basti join the adult literacy class in the late evening. This program will help them in gaining basic literacy skills along with digital and financial education.

This will also pave the way for the importance of education and can deepen the understanding and importance of education in the community as a whole.

Community Intervention Program Program

A community member finishing off the floor of the stitching center

Community leaders Amit and Jyoti facilitating their class in the center

Community member getting their Adhar Card, Pan card and Ayushman card made

Culmination Event of Community Summer Camp

Each and every member of the community helped in building the center

Jyoti cutting ribbon at inaugration of the center

Learning center being built

Setup for weekly community documentation drive

Whole community discussing how to build the learing center

For a self-sustaining safe space for kids, it's important to include the whole community in the transformation. Hence, a community intervention program comes up as an important part of the process. It includes ensuring the convergence of services provided by different government departments/ agencies for the benefit of the child and their family.

This is followed by providing support in applying for personal documentation - Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Pan Card, Aayushmaan Card. In addition to that, creating a dialogue space for the communoty to discuss their daily life concerns related to hygiene, cleanliness and basic necessatities.