Education for slum children in India
Janarupam was set up in 1997 to address the urgent needs of women, young people and children in the shanty towns of Marathahalli region of Bangalore city, India. From small beginnings, working with local slum families, Janarupam began a crèche and preschool, to give their children a foundation for formal education. Thus the cycle of wandering the streets and markets, often begging and sometimes being forced to work was broken.
Now, as well as health care, education and community development, tailoring and embroidery, vocational training for young people is provided as a way of increasing employment prospects and self esteem.
Gifts of learning aids such as books and pencils help children in poverty break the cycle of begging and forced labour.
Crèches and preschool activities supported by your gifts help Janarupam to lay the foundations for formal education.
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