Quality education and health for children from marginalized families – AID India, Eureka Child and Asha (Tamil Nadu)

Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. In solidarity with non-violent people’s struggles, AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.

Source: AID India – Eureka Child (TAMIL NADU)
Address : http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=987
Date Visited: Fri Dec 16 2011 16:17:35 GMT+0100 (CET)

Community Learning Centers

The CLCs (Community Learning Centers) are places where the children gather every evening for 1-2 hours after school and engage in various activities.  Each of these CLCs is managed by one or more unpaid volunteers in the village.   The material – books and experimental set-ups supplied by AID – ensures reinforcement of the concepts learned in school.  These places also nurture other aspects in students, e.g., participation in dramatics.  These centers also engage with the adults in the village and create an environment of parental involvement in children’s welfare and learning.

Jan 2010 Site Visit Report
Source: AID India – Eureka Child (TAMIL NADU)
Address : http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=987
Date Visited: Fri Dec 16 2011 17:08:45 GMT+0100 (CET)

Eureka Child Foundation works in the poorest villages of Tamilnadu to ensure quality education and health for children from marginalized families. Founded in 1996 by a team of IIT and BITS alumni, Eureka Child Foundation empowers local communities through projects in the fields of education, health, and livelihood. […]

Eureka Child Foundation has a strong research team that provides skill-specific solutions and generates attractive resource material for children. Books, activity kits and other learning resources reach the poorest villages through Eureka Books.

Local empowerment, Measurement of expected targets and a strong Outcome Focus are the hallmarks of the Eureka Child Foundation. Its capacity is enhanced by sharing technical and educational resources with like-minded partner organizations including Pratham and The Stones Foundation.

Source: AID wins Times of India Social Impact Award for Global Contribution to India
Address : http://www.eurekachild.org/
Date Visited: Fri Dec 16 2011 16:19:05 GMT+0100 (CET)

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