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Residential Learning Camps

These are seasonal schools/camps (each of 50-55 days duration) that allow children (6-14 years old), deprived of regular schooling opportunities, to learn basic reading and writing skills. These children are out of school for many reasons, but most notably for their responsibilities at home which include looking after younger siblings, taking cattle for grazing, working in the fields or even migrating for seasonal labor. Some are children who are orphans or have dropped out from regular schools in the past because of bad experiences.

Three seasonal residential camps are conducted every year. The two main subjects taught are language (Hindi) and mathematics. Each child is required to attend three full camps and is thereafter encouraged to join mainstream schools.









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Testimonials

“The children are very happy to see the fan and bulb. Many of these children had never seen these, so they are very excited. Earlier, when children used to sleep, they were disturbed by flies and mosquitoes, but now they are able to sleep peacefully.”

The Sanchalika (teacher) of Sagwara Village

“A big relief for me because in summers we used to get water from the hand pump and bathe children, so that they could sleep. With fan in the Balwadi, children will be able to sleep with ease.”

Durga, Sanchalikas, Damaphala
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