Children in remote areas lack access to formal schooling and education. HWF provides support for establishing Community Learning Centres in such areas to impart basic education to the out-of-school children in order to make them ready for formal education. In addition to the education support, we do necessary efforts for their socio-economic, moral and cultural development.
The philosophy of Community Learning Centres is founded on 3 of UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are Goal 1- No Poverty, Goal 2 – Zero Hunger and Goal 4- Quality Education. CLCs will help reduce poverty in two ways; (1) by educating the target student and so equipping them with employability skills and (2) administering programs that provide healthy and nutrient food to children including breakfast and lunch.
Currently, we are running three centres in Delhi, West Bengal, and Haryana. One centre is under construction in Mustafabad, Delhi
Community Learning Centre at Kanchankunj, Madanpur Khadar Ext. 2, New Delhi was established in February 2018. Kanchan Kunj is a very backward slum like locality in the Capital City of the nation. Most of the inhabitants are migrants from Assam, Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal in search of livelihood. Majority of these people are daily laborers who at times go without work – ultimately leading to non-income days. As a result, kids of these migrants are forced to work at a tender age where they are supposed to attend school and spend their time playing and enjoying their life.
HWF through Community Learning Centers impart basic literacy to the children who are lacking access to the formal schooling and prepare them to enroll in govt. schools. Under this program, drop-outs are also identified and helped to get back to schools.
CLC also provides guidance and counselling services to students and parents regarding education, career and family in order to guide them to the right path. Under this program, workshops on parenting, career guidance, family counseling and youth awareness are conducted.
Students going through basic literacy program are provided with nutrition foods like banana, milk, egg, yogurt, peas and lentils. Parents are counseled about nutrition and awareness created about promoting desirable food behaviour and nutritional practices.
Imparts basic literacy skills to non-literate adults, and provide them opportunities for continuing education, making them self dependent and help them leverage available government assistance.
Imparts skill oriented short-term vocational training programs to the youths in the target regions for developing technical and professional skills and help them participate in economic activity through their inclusion in financial institutions. Training is imparted in computer basics, typing, data entry and sewing.
To ensure healthy living of the target people, avail them basic healthcare needs, and create awareness among them on health and hygiene, various programmes like Medical Camps, Health Check up and Awareness Programs are conducted at Community Learning Centres