What was best experience you had with your project?
This December, I went for a visit unannounced and arrived there on a Sunday. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The children were all there – working and reading on the Computers setup with the aid from help alliance some of them were learning and others were reading the news about an earthquake that had just happened. It was so amazing to see the joy on their faces.
Another great thing is our mobile buses. These are mobile learning centers. These buses go to slums where the children don’t need to go the centers but they get an opportunity to learn wherever they are.
Which challenges did you face with your project?
Illiteracy is one of the biggest challenges faced by us. Since the parents of the children are not literate, they are unable to teach children. Learning and understanding languages takes time and very often the children’s learning level is not proportionate to their age.
Regularity and attendance is a problem as the parents of the children are mostly migrant laborers. They move from one city to another for work frequently which effects the education of the children.