Why Should I Care :
Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans who have lost one parent. There are 17,900,000 orphans who have lost both parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets and lack the care and attention required for healthy development. These children are at risk for disease, malnutrition, and death.*7 million children in India under 14 years do not have access to quality education and approximately 50% of all children drop out before they complete their elementary education.
- IT IS BELIEVED THAT APPROXIMATELY 25 MILLION CHILDREN IN INDIA UNDER THE AGE OF 17 YEARS ARE EITHER ORPHANED OR LIVING ON THE STREETS.
- One in every 11 children in INDIA is woking,when they should be at school.
- 13,40,000 children below 5 years die in a year,that is 3671 under 5 years per day.
- According to a survey carried out across 13 states revealed that more than 53% of children in India are subjected to CHILD sexual abuse, but most don't report the assaults to anyone.
- Two out of every three children have been physically abused. *Yet,in more than 90% of cases,the child and the child’s family know and trust the abuser.
- 30% of children are abused by family members. *As many as 60% are abused by people the family trusts. *Remaining 10% by the sexual abuser cases.
What We Do :
We work towards developing inclusive and equitable education policies and practices, thereby ensuring a quality education for all children, regardless of their gender, class, caste, ethnicity and religion. Other aspects of our work include a focus on Early Childhood Development, the promotion of child-centered approaches, training teachers and helping communities to develop close linkages with schools. We promote learner friendly inclusive environments by effective community participation and active learning methodologies. We work on collaborative models between Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development, so that children are provided stimulating learning environments and receive quality basic education. Implement the Right to Education Act, 2009 so that children of the most marginalised sections of society receive an education. Create sustainable programmes by building capacity within the education system and using our projects as pilots to demonstrate 'best practices.'
The key focus of our Education interventions is to ensure that the Right to Education Act, 2009 is implemented. We promote access and retention to quality inclusive education in government schools and aim to strengthen the capacities of existing government schools and their governance. Our programs aim to improve participation of children, their parents and the community in education planning and improve learning levels and reduce drop out rates of children. The BREAD shelter not only provides meals, medical care, and education for street children but also counselling and treatment, nutrition education, psycho-social support, and vocational and life-skills training. The fully operational vocation training center at the shelter trains in screen printing, wiring, paper recycling and making, sewing, computer literacy and much more.
Summer Camp :
BREAD organizes Vacation Classes for Tuition Center students during summer holidays every year.The program provides fun – filled learning activity based, applying lessons learned to real life. In this camp, moral values were taught to the students through stories, fun-filled learning activities, songs, dances, real time lessons and drams\a based on the scriptures. Trained teachers & volunteers involved themselves with great enthusiasm. Many children from the tuition centers and from nearby places chipped in with grand zeal. Prizes were distributed to the children for their dazzling performances.
Capacity Building :
Biannual training programs are conducted to motivate and better equip tuition teachers with modern teaching skills and methodologies to coach students.
Career Guidence :
Career guidance for Government School students are provided at the end of every academic year at Chennai & Coimbatore to make a well informed choice on their higher education..
State and District level competitions for Special Children/Differently abled are held to encourage and motivate them to bring out their talents.
Educational Charity :
Financial assistance for basic amenities and infrastructure which include provision for clean drinking water, better sanitation facilities, activity room for extra-curricular activities, computers, library, furniture, boards and other educational supplies are provided for educational institutions on request. The objective of this program is to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for children.
How can i help :
You can donate for educational material for these deserving children, and thereby ensure that they do not drop out of school.
|Purpose of Donation / Educational Material Items||Break-up cost in INR||Amount in INR to Sponsor A Child for Education|
|School Uniforms||500 X 2||1000|
|Foot Wear||300 X 1||300|
|Long Note Book For All Subjects||25 X 10||250|
|Geometry Box with Pens, Pencils, Sharpeners, Erasers, Colour Pencils, Crayons||300 Lumpsum||300|
|Workbooks for practice and Charts||90 X 7||630|
|Total||3030 / $ 44|
You can choose to sponsor a child,library books,field trip or entire village labour free
|Sponsor a field trip||Rs.2000|
|Ensure 5 children get a healthy start to life with proper healthcare||Rs. 3,800|
|Sponsor library books for a school||Rs. 5000|
|Ensure 6 children are out of malnutrition with proper care||Rs. 7,400|
|Sponsor art & craft activities for a school||Rs 10,000|
|Ensure 6 children are out of child labour and enrolled in schools||Rs.15000|