ARPANA’S PROGRAM AT MOLARBUND, NEW DELHI
The government provides schools for all children. However, due to high student teacher ratio and lack of guidance, slum children really struggle to cope with all that is taught in their Government schools. By the time the child is in 4th or 5th standard, most disadvantaged children have given up trying to learn. They drop out into a life of deprivation and, often, fall into anti-social activities.
To ensure that children of disadvantaged families are being educated, in 2002, Arpana set up a tuition support program in the Molarbund slum resettlement colonies of South Delhi. Arpana’s main objective is to keep these children in mainstream schooling and nurture their untapped potential.
At the Center, 1820 students get guidance, support and personal attention as they struggle to understand lessons taught in their Government schools, as well as coping with the challenges of living in their environment. At Arpana, they have teachers who take them through their curriculum in Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Hindi, English with diligence, patience and imagination. The center conducts regular internal assessment examinations so that the teachers learn of the students’ weak areas and can focus on them before the school examinations are held.
ARPANA AT MOLARBUND PROVIDES:
- educational tuition support to students of Class I to Class XII
- education support to school dropouts through National Open School
- nursery classes for tiny tots
- vocational training to high school girls and women in tailoring, beauty culture and nursery teaching
- computer certificate training to assist young people in the job market
- workshops to aspiring job applicants on proper grooming, communication skills
- personal development through cultural activities like theatre, dance, music and library facility
CBSE Board Results 2017: 12th Board Examination All 34 students passed successfully.
10th Board Examination 45 students took the exams and all passed.
Of the 34 students who passed the 12th class in 2017:
· 16 are attending Delhi University
· 2 are taking Professional courses
· 7 are taking university correspondence courses
· 3 are attending the UNNATI management course
· 6 are taking other short courses
Meritorious 12th Class girls with Arpana teachers
CBSE Board Results 2018: 12thBoard Examination 31 out of 32 students passed successfully
10thBoard Examination All 43 students passed successfully
Parent Teacher Meetings: Two Parent Teacher Meetings were held (between April 2017 to March 2018) to share performances of the students in Arpana’s assessment examinations with parents.
Parents’ attendance was over 98% thanks to dedicated teachers who went house to house persuading parents to participate.
BEYOND REGULAR CLASSES
Student interest sparks by seeing lessons on LED monitors
Maxx English Program is a computer based English learning program provided to 7th and 8th class girls, 9th class boys and young girls and ladies from non-formal classes.
Life Skills Week: From October 5-11, 2017, Life Skills Week was organized in which experts from Modicare Foundation conducted sessions, benefitting 670 students.
Other Life Skills sessions were conducted for classes 5-7 on bullying, drug abuse, sexual harassment and other topics relevant to the daily lives of the students.
NURSERY CLASSES: CHILDREN’S GARDEN OF LOVE
351 children, 5 years and under, played and learned in Arpana’s ‘Garden of Love’
There are two years of nursery classes for tiny tots who learn games, poems, language and mathematics, besides activities to enhance their fine motor development and augment eye hand coordination.
Flash cards, charts, pictures, pebbles and beads help teach Hindi and English as well as numbers and general knowledge. They are fed a nutritious meal each day to combat malnutrition.
Tailoring and Craft: 79 trainees took this six month course during the past year, enthused to learn an earning skill.
Nursery Teachers Training: 13 trainees pursued this 1 year course in teaching skills for nursery classes.
Beauty Culture Training Program: 50 young women completed this six month course. Their Certificates promote job prospects with beauty salons or in starting their own home services.
NIIT Computer Certificate Course: 106 students took the 3 month NIIT-CCIB course. This certificate is a big help in obtaining a job.
NIIT Foundation Certified Arpana Trust as a Silver Partner.
- 36 senior students are receiving scholarships so they can continue their education at Arpana Centre.
- 8 students are receiving full scholarships for higher education.
- Arpana is providing 50% scholarships to 10 students going on to University and in partnership with Joining Hands giving full scholarship to 4 students.