It primarily aids families with monetary support to be able to pursue their education of their children (who would otherwise have ‘dropped-out’ of school) while following the basic tenet that every child has a right to education.
In the period of 1963 to 1997 children were sponsored all over Mumbai, but as the spread was extensive and despite optimum efforts being put by the workers outcomes were not as intensive as expected. Hence under the neighborhood policy initiated by FSC in 1997 we consolidated our efforts and interventions to reach out to children studying in schools of A & B wards of South Mumbai. Presently, we are sponsoring 500 children with a firm belief in ensuring quality service, rather than increasing the numbers. A lot of emphasis is given in futuristic, long term direction of making these children socio-economically responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Intervention with School: A need for working in collaboration with school authorities was also felt to have desired impact and results from children and their parents. We initiated our interventions with Janabai Rokhade School since 1997 and have seen remarkable improvement in children and also a sense of responsibility among the teachers. Also, since last year following this as a role model we started new intervention to work with other schools as well to ensure participation of the teachers and keep tab on our sponsored children. As it was difficult to reach out all in schools in vicinity on full fledged level we developed a criteria on various thresholds like Punctuality , Behaviour, Dress and hygiene, academic performance etc. The schools are visited once every alternate month to observe the graph of the child and also maintain links with school system. This method seems to show results in the approach of children and their parents along with the teachers.
Work with Children and Parents: Working with children and their parents thereby impacting their lives at family and community level is the main aim of this programme. It does not limit itself to providing financial support, but Social workers work very closely with them for a holistic growth and development of the child.
Ongoing meetings, sessions, individual counseling, recreational and exposure visits are organized with children to provide them a large canvas for their proper development and an opportunity to blossom and experience the world around them.
DO YOU WISH TO SUPPORT A CHILD NURTURE THEIR DREAM FOR EDUCATION? ENROLL AS A SPONSOR by paying Rs. 3600/ per year for the child’s educational needs.