Education is not a privilege. It is a human right and should be accessible to all without discrimination. In the context of the challenges of poverty and deprivation, children and youth living in the slums and marginalized communities are surrounded by experiences of academic failures, societal pressure for marriages in the early age groups, domestic violence and susceptibility to addiction and delinquency. More than 80% of the students in India, study in the government schools, while the rest 20% study in private and international schools. As these students do not get proper guidance and encouragement or quality education; they drop out of school and are forced to do petty jobs.
At Spherule Foundation, the solution is designed based on the needs of students of urban slums as they need Sensitive teaching to make a connection. Unlike other children most of urban slum kids witness child abuse, domestic violence and many other kinds of exploitation on a regular basis. We also focus on subjects like English, Mathematics and Science as these children lack these major subjects Also, ‘Before/After/During School classes and the Foundation/ Bridge course helps these students in academics along with extra-curricular activities for a holistic development. Quality education through digital and traditional methods is the essence of the project. Educators at Spherule mentor, encourage and guide students through various sessions and workshops.