Arpana’s Health & Educational Activities in Slum Resettlement Colonies of Molar Bund, New Delhi

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2014 May NEWS:

Results of Molar Bund Students in 10th Class Board Exams

(These standardized exams are held for all students in CBSE recognized schools at the end of the 10th class and are a permanent record of their high school results.)

 Arpana students in slum resettlement colonies in Molar Bund have accomplished outstanding results in the CBSE 10th Board Examinations of March/April 2014.

 100% of the 42 students from Arpana Centre passed their 10th Board Exams. 39 of them (92.8%) obtained first division marks, i.e. above 60%.


 C.B.S.E 12th board students score with flying colours.

34 (16 boys and 18 girls) students appeared for the 12th Board Examination this year and each one passed successfully. 85.3% (29 students) of the students have got above 50% in aggregate, 67.6% (23 students) have scored first division marks and 44.2 % (15 students) have scored above 70%.


In commerce section one of our boy students, Pawan, has topped by scoring 86.2%, obtaining 95 marks in both English and Business studies. Next is Golu with 76%, third position has been shared by Yogesh and Yogender Yadav with 75.4%.  


In Humanities section one of our girl students, Sonam, stood first with 81%, obtaining 94 marks in Political Science and 90 in History. The second position has been grabbed by Kiran with 77.4% and third position has been awarded to Neha with 75.6%.

The statistics follow below:

Score card
No. of students
Total  number of students
Above 50%
Above 60%
Above 70%

 N.B- Above 60% also includes children who scored above 70% and 80%.


  • Tuition support to over 900 children in Classes 1 to 12.
  • 556 children up to five years of age were cared for in Arpana’s pre-school day care classes.
  • Young people were given vocational training for competitive skills.
  • In 2014, all of Arpana’s students passed their final examinations, with 277 obtaining first division marks and 38 of those obtaining marks above 80%.
  • 5 new staff members were recruited with new skills and talents.                                                     
  • Tuition classes were given to older students to obtain their high school diplomas (CBSE).
  • Students in all classes were being provided computer courses.
  • Workshops were held on life skills, adolescent emotions, spoken English, crafts, music & dance.
  • Arpana teachers were sent to 4 important workshops by highly reputable organizations.


  • Opportunities were provided for students to participate in extracurricular/cultural activities:
    • 70 children gave 5 performances of Arpana’s play, ‘Krishna Sudama,’ including two sophisticated venues in New Delhi – Shri Ram Auditorium and the India Habitat Centre.
    • All the children celebrated Holi, Eid, Diwali, Christmas and other festivals.
    • 37 children participated in a children’s Literacy Fair.
    • 9 girls attended a value education camp in Nainital.
    • Miss Vaasvi Goyal, a 12th student volunteer from Vasant Valley school, motivated Arpana’s girls, studying in tuition classes in Molar Bund, to contribute to a book, ‘All You Need is Love,’ released by the Delhi Education Minister.


 Vocational training was given to 147 students in tailoring, crafts and computers applications including:

  • 27 new students are enrolled in Arpana’s computer course, at the end of which the students will get their certificates from the National Institute of Information & Technology (NIIT).



25 trainees attended the beauty culture classes which included complicated hair styles, straightening hair, face packs, threading, facials and many more procedures.

12 Women attended the Nursery Teachers' Course.

The students after completing the tailoring classes course are earning between Rs. 3,000 to Rs.4,000 per month.




  • Classes were held on spoken English and 57 students (30 girls and 27 boys) in classes 9-11 enjoyed a comprehensive summer program in English, which immensely improved their English.
  • Integrated project based learning, computer skills and English were given to staff and students by Mr. Harshil Parikh, a dedicated volunteer with degrees in Engineering, Physics and a Masters in Financial Mathematics.
  • Cultural and extra-curricular opportunities have been provided through a variety of exposure visits, attending a college and school trade fair and through participation in celebrating festivals.

The students of Arpana Trust Educational Centre, directed by Mrs. Sushma Seth, staged the drama, ‘Tasher Desh,’ written by Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore, at three prestigious venues.

  • Life Skills training programs were also organised for the students to empower them to meet personal challenges and increase self confidence and self esteem.
  • A new venture, The Happiness Project, was initiated with the joint collaboration of Arpana Trust and Muskaan Trust to encourage values in students and to become happier individuals.
  • The students commemorated HIV/AIDS Day with awareness sessions, plays and speeches on the spread and negative impact of this disease.