Vidya & Child
Vidya & Child works to bridge the gap for those children who have little or no access to education. It started in 1998 with the objective of providing a creative learning environment for underprivileged children. It caters to children from Nursery to Class XII & beyond. Most of the children are first generation learners and have parents who work as domestic servants, rickshaw pullers, industrial workers, plumbers & street vendors.
Vidya & Child offers a holistic approach through intensive life skills and Arts & Performing Arts along with academic, financial & mentoring support. It helps each child to explore and identify the uniqueness within.
School Programme (Classes Nursery to V)– prepares children for mainstream school: 1000+ children learn in a fun filled and creative environment.
After-School Support Programme (Classes VI to X)– admits and supports the mainstreamed children: More than 360 children mainstreamed into formal schools, and provided academic, financial, counselling and mentoring support.
Foundation Programme (Classes XI, XII & beyond)– provides financial, mentoring & tutoring support: caters to over 100 children. More than 100 children have finished Class XII and are working/pursuing higher studies.
Open School Support Programme (Classes VI to XII)– provides education to children who cannot be mainstreamed: caters to 70+ children through NIOS.
Arts & Performing Arts Programme – an opportunity for creative expression: Students (Class III & above) choose to learn Kathak, Tabla, Music, Fine Art, Theatre, Puppetry or Pottery etc. and train under professionals in the field.
Life Skills Programme – helps children manage their strengths & weaknesses and face real-world challenges with confidence: All children across centres and programmes provided training of Life Skills through classes & workshops.