The children living in urban slums face barriers to accessing and remaining in school that are accentuated by very low family incomes, poor infrastructure and high population density. In order to help augment the family’s income, children in urban slums often dropout of school to work as manual laborers.
The children living in the slums with their parents face a number of problems, they are:
- Poor quality teaching in Government school
- Poor quality of teaching in private NGO schools
- No access of after school education to compliment the school education
- Poor quality teaching by private tutor
- Lack of study space for the children
- High cost of private schooling
- Lack of awareness amongst the parents about the education of their children
- Lack of opportunities for drop-out school kids
- Lack of sensitivity to the emotional needs of these children.
To address the above problems in the urban slum, primarily “Darapara” at Tiljala , EkTara focus on imparting quality education to the slum children so that they feel proud to be a part of mainstream and hold their head high in the society.