The Literacy and Numeracy Program – an initiative to give free and quality
education to the poor children from the settlements of Gabutu and Banana Block.
The primary objective of the project is to eliminate the rate of illiteracy
and school drop- outs in the settlements. Through this learning programme, the
children are helped to access to regular formal education. Began on 18th April
2022, the project has served 87 children from the two settlements. 68 of them
were able to complete the course. Out of the 68, 52 children have been
successfully enrolled in different schools of the neighbourhood.
To further the impact, the second phase has been initiated with new
enrolment while following up and sustaining the ones already in the schools. To
ensure the sustainability towards their education, an income generating
programme for the mothers of these children has been initiated.