Children from low-income communities face a number of challenges on a day-to-day basis. These include domestic violence, neglect, abuse and other general hardships due to low family income. These experiences make children vulnerable to adopting negative attitudes and behaviour. Education policies in India clearly state that the role of the school goes BEYOND academics, to include both attitudinal and behavioural development of children. However, most of the schools (government as well as many affordable private schools) that children with low-income backgrounds go to, currently do not have the infrastructure to cater to these social and emotional developmental needs of children. This is the infrastructural and resource gap that we're trying to fill.
the urgent need
- Children from low-income communities require easy and low-cost access to programmes that focus on their social and emotional development
- Schools that serve these children require to build their capacity to cater to the socio-emotional developmental needs of children