Smile Foundation Mission Education Project For Last 8 Years

Introduction about the Project that Smile Foundation is supporting
Name of the Centre: Sankhasuvra Non Formal School
Location: Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality area
No. of Beneficiaries: 100
Timings: 4p.m. to 8p.m
Uttarpara & adjacent suburbs are such places where we find lots of slum dwellers & marginalized people having children in their households, who all lead their lives in a pathetic condition because of abject poverty,. They suffer from ill health, malnutrition, illiteracy. Hardly the local self government & other agencies have put on a sincere effort to mainstream them. Their predicament have given Sankasuvra Welfare Society an impetus to work for them, in the field of education, health, social security, with a sole aim of uplifting their stature in the society. Area Profile – Center(Sakher Bazaar – Uttarpara) with a radius of 3 km Mentionable Locations – Bhadrakali Muslim Slum, Simulta LIC Slum, Bhadrakali Mahila Camp. The per capita income ranges from Rs- 2000/- to 4000/- per month, all the beneficiaries have been enlisted as BPL by the Local Self Government. Targeted beneficiaries: Target Beneficiary – Age Group- 5 to 14 years, Educational Qualification – Non- Formal to Madhyamik, Economic Background – The per capita income ranges from Rs- 2000/- to 4000/- per month, most of the beneficiaries have been enlisted as BPL by the Local Self Government. In fact, SWSH does not only emphasis education but also try to find out the roots of their lack and to mitigate these lacks, following activities are undertaken:

A.Organization of regular meetings with the parents at their places
B.Interactions with the teachers of the mainstreamed schools to understand the advancement as well as the impediments, if any
C.Special coaching for the most dis-advantaged children
D.Use of appropriate TLM (Training & Learning Materials) for enhancing their attraction with the study
E.Visit of the children’s house in case of absentees
F.Emphasize extracurricular activities like songs, dances, drawing, sports & games, crafts making etc.
G.Organization of exposure visit of the children in various places of importance
H.Regular health checkup of the children by the eminent doctors of the locality

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