Children of slums get better education from convent schools

Mobile Education Van: Smart education is also being provided to children living in temporary settlements in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This effort being made by HCL Foundation, Chetna NGO and Noida Police is now paying off. Recently, five more Mobile Education Vans have been flagged off by these institutions.

12 year old sonam got a goal

In a media report, many spoke to 12-year-old Sonam, who is studying in this mobile education van. Sonam told that her mother had died during childbirth a long time ago. Father sells vegetables in Sector-71. She never went to school, but for the past two years, she has been learning English, maths and science for two-and-a-half hours daily in a mobile education van that comes to the temporary settlement in Sector-70.

Took admission in May 2021

Sonam told that she used to live at home. Used to work and cook. Enrolled in a mobile van school in May 2021 with father’s permission. Said that earlier he was not interested in studies, but after talking to the teachers, now he also dreams of becoming a teacher.

2124 children study in these mobile schools

Sonam is one of 2,124 school children in Gautam Budh Nagar who have been linked to an alternative education system by ‘Nanhe Parinde’, an initiative of the Gautam Budh Nagar police in collaboration with HCL Foundation and Chetna NGO, officials associated with the program said. .

These subjects are taught

The multidisciplinary mobile classes under the initiative are giving a platform to underprivileged children in Maths, Science, English, Arts and Digital Literacy. They are imparting education to children along with sports and entertainment to help reduce the school dropout rate and juvenile delinquency rate.

These are the facilities with smart classroom

According to the information, LCD screens, sound system, CCTV cameras, GPS, educational materials are being made available to the children in these mobile classrooms. In this initiative launched in the district in January 2021, five vans are running in different temporary settlements. Bharti Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (Headquarters), Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner’s Office, flagged off five more vans from Police Lines, Greater Noida on Tuesday.

Contribute to nation building

Police officer Bharti Singh explained that providing comprehensive life skill-based education and promoting sociality will help underprivileged children. Along with this, young talents will also move forward. Those who will go ahead and contribute in the building of the nation. According to the data of the program coordinators in HCL, 2,124 children have received ‘bridge schooling’ through mobile vans since January 2021.

There is a class of two and a half hours at one place

Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, HCL Foundation, said that each van reaches 50-60 children daily with the support of the local police. The vans stay in a temporary settlement for about two and a half hours. After this it leaves for its next destination.

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