Make a difference: How to enroll street children into school
Sadly, in our country precious children are subjected to child abuse and authorities, thus far, have miserably failed to provide sufficient health care, nutrition, and education to these less fortunate children.
Child neglect is hugely detrimental to the emotional, physical and social wellbeing of a growing youngster and can cause lifelong scars; scars that can often lead to substance abuse, domestic violence, and health related problems.
So here’s how you can do your bit and help these children maintain their innocence and health and it won’t cost you a dime.
All you have to do is call up the Special Category Government Residential School situated at Mysuru; a school for the neglected that has been helping underprivileged children since 2011.
The school takes in orphans, street children, children from migrated families, children who are neglected by alcoholic or abusive parents, children of sexual workers, children who were forced to leave school due to under dire conditions, children of BPL (Below Poverty Line) families, and children of single parents.
The school, situated at N R Mohalla, Mysuru, is run under the Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana; a program started by the Government with a mission to provide education to all.
At present, children are provided with education from standard 4 to standard 8. The residential school houses around 80 children.
Three teachers including a Head Teacher serve at the school full time along with three other teachers who work on contract.
Apart from academics, these children are also provided training in arts and crafts such as candle making, soap manufacturing, making handicraft pieces, drawing and painting.
The kids are exposed to music, Bharatanatyam, cycling, karate and yoga amongst other sports
They will also be taught to use the computer and to hone their spoken English, so they are ready to face this competitive world with ease and confidence.
“The children are provided with free meals and accommodation and each student is given a stipend of Rs. 100/ that is credited to their account, every month,” says S M Mahesh, the head teacher
If you spot children in the age group of 12 to 14 years in need of food shelter and education all you need to do is call 0821-2490980, mobile 89701 17981 to get them admitted in to this initiative.