FACTS ABOUT POVERTY AND EDUCATION.

Despite India’s fast growing economy, two-thirds of India’s population still lives in poverty – 68,8% has to deal with less than two US dollars per day. And this is not only a problem of smaller towns and rural areas – it’s an even bigger problem in the metro cities including Delhi.

FACTS ABOUT POVERTY AND EDUCATION.

Despite India’s fast growing economy, two-thirds of India’s population still lives in poverty – 68.8% has to deal with less than two US dollars per day. And this is not only a problem of smaller towns and rural areas – it’s an even bigger problem in the metro cities including Delhi.

OUR PROJECTS.

Two roads in the south side of Delhi are leading from Chattarpur to Asola Wild Life Sanctuary and to Sultanpur Mandi. Towards the fag end of these roads, on either sides of the roads, there are slums and unauthorized resettlements of families who are extremely poor.
The lack of local livelihood opportunities leaves most people of these slums no other option than to travel to the main city or nearby suburbs to make their living. Although these areas are very much in the heart of south Delhi the socio-economic conditions of the people living there are very hard – and even harder for their children.

OUR PROJECTS.

Two roads in the south side of Delhi are leading from Chattarpur to Asola Wild Life Sanctuary and to Sultanpur Mandi. Towards the fag end of these roads, on either sides of the roads, there are slums and unauthorized resettlements of families who are extremely poor.
The lack of local livelihood opportunities leaves most people of these slums no other option than to travel to the main city or nearby suburbs to make their living. Although these areas are very much in the heart of south Delhi the socio-economic conditions of the people living there are very hard – and even harder for their children.

THE CHILDREN.

Most children of these areas are attempting regular schools but it’s astonishing to note their literacy skills. Even after class IV or V majority of them are unable to read a sentence or to comprehend it properly. In other words, the literacy levels of these children are lower than their grades.
And this doesn’t come as a surprise as a large number of these children are first generation learners, meaning their parents are illiterate or barely literate. These children need a lot of handholding to be able to continue to study in schools and learn. Their families though value education but they find it a long road to reach somewhere.
For them, earning a livelihood is far more important since there is no economic security for them. Both parents work and children look after the home and their siblings. In this backdrop, education is among the last priorities for them. Children do go to schools as free mid-day meal and free books and uniform is the attraction for parents. But how much these children learn in the schools is a big question.
We at Concern for Humanity believe that there is just one way to lead them out of the circle of poverty. It’s through education!!! With our ten learning centres, we try to bring empowerment to the unprivileged children of five slum areas in Delhi.

THE LOCAL AREAS.

These slums are predominantly occupied by migrant rural population who came here years ago in search of a livelihood. Over the years, the temporary mud huts got replaced with brick walled rooms, but the basic character of the slums remained unchanged. The slums have poor basic amenities.
There is no piped water supply or sewer in these slums. People rely on water tankers which supply potable water. There is limited public transport services to these slums and the private transport facility is expensive. Hence commuting becomes a challenge for women, adolescents and those working on odd work shifts. There are senior secondary government schools in the area where almost all children of these slums go. These are co-education schools.

AREA 1.

BHEEM BASTI

AREA 2.

SHANTI COLONY

AREA 3.

BAPU COLONY &

SAMBAV COLONY

AREA 4.

SANJAY COLONY I

AREA 5.

SANJAY COLONY II

THE CHILDREN.

Most children of these areas are attempting regular schools but it’s astonishing to note their literacy skills. Even after class IV or V majority of them are unable to read a sentence or to comprehend it properly. In other words, the literacy levels of these children are lower than their grades.
And this doesn’t come as a surprise as a large number of these children are first generation learners, meaning their parents are illiterate or barely literate. These children need a lot of handholding to be able to continue to study in schools and learn. Their families though value education but they find it a long road to reach somewhere.
For them, earning a livelihood is far more important since there is no economic security for them. Both parents work and children look after the home and their siblings. In this backdrop, education is among the last priorities for them. Children do go to schools as free mid-day meal and free books and uniform is the attraction for parents. But how much these children learn in the schools is a big question.
We at Concern for Humanity believe that there is just one way to lead them out of the circle of poverty. It’s through education!!! With our ten learning centres, we try to bring empowerment to the unprivileged children of five slum areas in Delhi.

THE LOCAL AREAS.

These slums are predominantly occupied by migrant rural population who came here years ago in search of a livelihood. Over the years, the temporary mud huts got replaced with brick walled rooms, but the basic character of the slums remained unchanged. The slums have poor basic amenities.
There is no piped water supply or sewer in these slums. People rely on water tankers which supply potable water. There is limited public transport services to these slums and the private transport facility is expensive. Hence commuting becomes a challenge for women, adolescents and those working on odd work shifts. There are senior secondary government schools in the area where almost all children of these slums go. These are co-education schools.

AREA 1.

BHEEM BASTI

AREA 2.

SHANTI COLONY

AREA 3.

BAPU COLONY &

SAMBAV COLONY

AREA 4.

SANJAY COLONY I

AREA 5.

SANJAY COLONY II

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP US?

As a very small and independent charity organization our work depends on our partners and donors. For us every single donation in cash or in kind matters and contributions can make significant change in the life of the children we support.

SUPPORT US:

It needs just about 50 cents to educate a child for a day!

SUPPORT US:

It needs just about 50 Cents to educate a child for a day!

India

Donations within India may be sent to :

Concern for Humanity
Bank of India
Account No: 602210100022480
Panchsheel Branch
7-Panchsheel Shopping Centre
New Delhi – 110016
New Delhi India
IFSC Code BKID0006022

Worldwide
All donations from overseas may be sent to the following account:

Punjab National Bank, G – 6, Mehrauli Road, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110 016, India, Bank Branch No. 3093
Concern for Humanity, Account No. 3093000101115372, SWIFT Code No. PUNBINBBDOB, IFSC Code PUNB0309300

India
Donations within India may be sent to:

Concern for Humanity, Bank of India, Account No: 602210100022480, Panchsheel Branch, 7-Panchsheel Shopping Centre, New Delhi – 110016, New Delhi, India, IFSC Code BKID0006022

Worldwide

We are eligible to receive donations from abroad as well. All donations from overseas may be sent to the following account:

Punjab National Bank
G – 6, Mehrauli Road, Hauz Khas
New Delhi – 110 016, India
Bank Branch No. 3093
Concern for Humanity
Account No. 3093000101115372
SWIFT Code No. PUNBINBBDOB
IFSC Code PUNB0309300

All donations/contributions to Concern for Humanity are 50% exempt from Tax under section 80GGA of the Income Tax Act, Government of India. Concern for Humanity is also registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
Please make all donations through Cheque or Demand Draft in favour of „Concern for Humanity“ and send them to us at: IInd Floor, Building No. 252/1, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi – 110 049. Phone No. + 91 4175 2365

Please contact Concern for Humanity for more information:

info@concernforhumanity.org or concernforhumanity@gmail.com

All donations/contributions to Concern for Humanity are 50% exempt from Tax under section 80GGA of the Income Tax Act, Government of India. Concern for Humanity is also registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
Please make all donations through Cheque or Demand Draft in favour of „Concern for Humanity” and send them to us at: IInd Floor, Building No. 252/1, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi – 110 049. Phone No. + 91 4175 2365

Please contact Concern for Humanity for more information:

info@concernforhumanity.org 
concernforhumanity@gmail.com

SHOW YOUR ENGAGEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN!

VOLUNTEER AT A LEARNING CENTRE

Contribute your educational skills and help us teach the kids for life.

The best gift a person can give is his time to someone and what can be better than using the time to shape someone’s life. You can contribute your educational skills, your hobbies, your creativity to help these children learn and shape their lives better.

DONATE FOR OUR NEXT PROJECT

Let’s build a learning facility and give the kids a safe place to learn.

It is not easy to find a suitable place for a Learning Centre, where there is sufficient natural light, ventilation and safety for children to sit and do activities. We run the Learning Centres in the rented accommodation in these slums. Paying the high rentals or asking the poor families to give us a free space is painful for us as well as for the local community.
We often have to vacate the beautifully decorated rooms due to high rentals. CFH is working in a 30 years old slum and for sure needs a permanent place to work – a place where our children are not confined to just one room; a place where there can be more activities for children; a place where children can decorate the rooms as per their wish, a place to let children feel connected even when they leave the centre or when they grow up, and most importantly, we want to give children ‘their own place’.

CORPORATE RESPONSABILITY

Join us with your corporate agenda. We need strong partners to reach our next goals.

These children though come from a poor background but have big dreams. You can help these children by way of sponsoring them, helping us add more facilities for these children, expand our remediation program model to other areas simply by connecting with them to bring a smile on their faces!!!

GET IN TOUCH:

Please contact Concern for Humanity for more information:
info@concernforhumanity.org or concernforhumanity@gmail.com

GET IN TOUCH:

Please contact Concern for Humanity for more information:
info@concernforhumanity.org 
concernforhumanity@gmail.com

GET TO KNOW OUR CENTRES.

At present we are reaching out to over 300 children per year. At each centre we provide free education for up to 30 children in the age group of 6 –14 years.
At these centres, we provide remediation education to children. All children enrolled in these centres attend formal schools in the morning.The children come to our centres in the second half of the day for 3 hrs. We provide free education to children and opportunity for their holistic development. One of the salient features of the project: the majority of the learners are girls. At the centres, we have multi grade teaching, indoor and outdoor activities, coloring, singing, dancing, story book reading, intra-class competitions, celebrations, etc. Children also get a healthy snack.
Two of the 10 centres run in double shift – morning shift for boys and afternoon shift for girls. There is a need for boys centre in the morning, but we are unable to expand our reach due to limited resources.
Our centres in Bapu Colony and Shanti Colony have added advantage for children. We run two separate centres in adjacent rooms in these places – a separate room for primary grade children and a separate room for senior grade children. When children graduate to grade 6, they automatically get admission in the centre meant for senior grade students. This system makes the teaching-learning process more focused as teachers are able to provide grade appropriate inputs to children.

CENTRE IN SANJAY COLONY - I

Learning Centre with a morning class for girls from the age of 6 – 14.
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CENTRE IN SHANTI COLONY

Learning Centre with two classrooms – one for primary grade and the other for senior grade students.
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CENTRE IN BAPU COLONY

Learning Centre with double shift for boys and girls.
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