Poverty is a self-perpetuating phenomenon that gives rise to illiteracy, disease, and malnutrition. Of the world’s poorest 1.2 billion people, India is home to 33%. It disproportionately affects the already vulnerable populations of women and children, and is compounded by lack of resources and inadequate access to health care.
Location: New Delhi
Initiated: February 2008
The Children’s Tutorial Centre provides mentorship and supportive educational environment to students ages 4-17 in subjects considered essential for successful employment. These areas include English, Hindi, and math. Older students are also provided with support in science, economics, and career counseling. Annual scholarships of Rs. 6,000 are awarded to 16 meritorious students to encourage continued Education. In 2011, a nutritional supplement programme was implemented in order to provide students with a nutritious snack and milk drink. The aim is to promote a better diet and health, while also encouraging academic performance and focus.
- 550 children provided educational services
- 457 women and girls received vocational training
- 30,543 nutritional snacks given to underserved children