street school

street school

Project Street School was launched in 2017, to cater to out-of-school children. Since then, it has become NGP’s premier project, running year-round. For the past three years, Street School has taught children who do not have access to even a basic level of education. The project initially operated out of a volunteer’s house, allowing NGP to cater to the children of Firdous Market and its surrounding area. While classes were held for two years, the set-up was unsustainable and classes were often cancelled or postponed due to issues such as bad weather and traffic jams. In 2019, Street School partnered up with the Charkha Welfare Foundation (CWF) School on Bedian Road to establish a more permanent location for the project. CWF has been running a school for the out-of-school children, including special needs children, of its vicinity. NGP now conducts Saturday classes there every week, teaching children extra-curricular skills such as sports, spoken English, computer-use, and dramatics. In addition, we have installed a computer lab there, refurbished the premises, and established the school’s first library. Our volunteers also help the school with its outreach campaign, a door-to-door practice which focuses on spreading awareness regarding education, and convincing more families to send their children to school. We are also working with CWF towards starting an employment training unit at the school that will help the students acquire hard skills, allowing them to gain employment straight out of high school.

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