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Submitted on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:16
When a project in the name of STEADY was designed for Asian Paints, it had a limited scope of reaching out to students, studying in schools located at Kasna, a village in Greater Noida. The pilot project aimed at giving self-defense training and career counseling to 2000 students. However, as the project moved on to the second phase after successful implementation of the pilot project, we found that there is a need to add another dimension it.
The government-driven Land acquisition has led to pseudo development of the area. While one region is characterized by sky-rocketing buildings, the inner region lacks basic infrastructural facilities. People still live with the age-old superstitions like child marriage. While career counseling gave necessary impetus to the students, who now know what they want to achieve, their parents still clinged onto their mindsets, resulting into a huge gap.
At times, things get too complex. In fact we complicate them despite the fact that they can be simpler. This is the way, The Green Room, an organization formed by young entrepreneurs, operates. Deepalaya has collaborated with the Green Room for conducting a few workshops with children at our learning centers located at Sanjay Colony, Bhalaswa, Haiderpur, Adrash Nagar and Wazirpur. The workshops are being conducted for two months with two workshops each in a week through a dedicated team of volunteers from different colleges. The workshops act as a training for the college students and a learning for the children as well. The project is named as “Project Aashayein” with an objective of providing holistic development of underprivileged kids by supplementing their routine curriculum with interactive activities and workshops to make them aware on different issues and equip them with a certain set of skills at the same time.
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