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successful Education Campaign at Jedemara Slum (Bangalore South)

Campaign at Jedemara Slum (j.p.Nargar) Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore South  Next to shopper stop     2013

Project Head }Indu Priya Suyambu

Campaign and survey of out of school children at jedemara slum

}About one-fourth of the slum was campaigned by a group of foreign and local volunteers.
}More than 20 Out Of School Children (OOSC) were recorded.
}The data was documented and sent to BOSCO CHILDLINE, Bangalore for further follow-up and action.

}With repeated follow-ups, CHILDLINE forwarded the case to the Department of Education. The Commissioner, Department of Education was given a written compaint.
}The case was forwarded to the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) since school drop-outs were involved.
}Joint Director, SSA promised action through Block Education Office of the area
}Another written request for action was given to the Block Education Officer, BTM Layout, Bangalore
}With Block Education Officer’s approval, joined the Government OOSC survey for the jedemara slum.
}Tried canvassing children to join Government schools during the OOSC survey

}Analyzing options to create an interest in children to attend government school nearby..
try to bring extra-curricular activities in Governement schools in the area.
Introducing play-way methods of teaching
There are 3 Anganwadis in the locality.  Facilitating Anganwadi services to be extended to 0-3 years.
Spread awareness on other language medium schools in the locality for migrants
Studying possibility and need of hostels and day cares for girls.
Temporary tent schools  to create an interest for education among children not interested in studies.
}Working in association with Stree Jagriti Samiti to help domestic workers in the area to get themselves enrolled to basic services like Ration Cards, Maternity benefits etc
}Worked with Samarthanam Trust for the Blind to help a blind infant met during the campaign.
}In the background, also working with CHILDLINE and Stree Jagriti Samiti to gather evidence for illegal activities reported in the area like sale of infants, trafficking (using blind children/other children as a source of income).

Special Thanks to all our Volunteers
}Indu Priya Suyambu
And many more

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