The Education Program was initiated to ensure basic adult literacy for all, especially women, encourage and facilitate enrollment of children in primary schools and provide resources to government educational institutions, to guarantee “continuance of literacy”. ASSCOD has been implementing education programmes based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the activities resulted in providing education scholarships to the poor children and to improve the infrastructure of schools run by Govt/aided schools.
1. SCHOOL DRINKING WATER PROGRAMME
CSI Middle School in Karunguzhi, Chengalpattu District is running with Govt aid. This school is 120 years old and educated mostly the poor children from lower castes known as Scheduled Caste(SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST). There is a well in the school which was initially used for drinking purposes. Due to poor maintenance of the well, the water has become bad in quality. We planned to put the well in use for drinking water and to save the water through a ground water harvesting system. So, we cleaned the well, desilted the well and installed a new electric motor. Now, the well is with good potable water and the school teaching staff and children are using safe drinking water.
2. BORN LEARNING CAMPAIGN
An initiative designed and guided by UnitedWay aimed at bridging the gap in early child development by providing public awareness and mobilization strategy to accelerate a community’s early learning goals. BLC aims to ensure holistic development among children under six by identifying and fulfilling the needs of the environment in order to ensure that each child enters the formal primary schooling system “ready for school”.
Identified 10 anganwadis in Kolli Hills, Namakkal District and worked with Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project (TNIP) to improve the infrastructure of Anganwadi which benefitted 250 children.
3. SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE
Under Millennium Development Goals, to achieve primary education among the rural children especially from socially and economically backward families, we have been providing scholarships to the children in the form of dress materials, tuition fee, school bag, lunch box etc.,. This motivates the children to continue their studies.
32 children were benefited with school uniforms
40 children were benefited with school bags, lunch boxes and slippers.