Youth Education Service Limited

Pre-Primary Education in West Bengal

We are supporting 6 pre-primary schools in rural West Bengal. These communities are some of the most disadvantaged in India. The schools give an all-round educational experience developing a school-going habit. The teachers are local women who acquire status and income for their needy families.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 December 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (289848)

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    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “There’s no craft work in the government schools”

    — A parent

  • “My daughter loves daily singing and dancing”

    — A parent

  • “My daughter loves daily singing and dancing”

    — A parent

  • “There’s no craft work in the government schools”

    — A parent

Situation

With no early pre-school opportunity, certain problems could arise. The students will go to work in the fields with their mothers so no school-going habit will be established, maybe leading to school drop-out in later years Alternative state run pre-school centres often have poorly trained staff and offer low quality education. There is little scope for working women outside the home. Some malnutrition is evident in the students.

Solution

The schools are open 6 days a week for 3 hours giving mothers an opportunity to work alone in the fields. The schools offer the students a child-centred interesting rounded curriculum that they will wish to attend. The caring staff are experienced local teachers who are trained to teach all areas of the curriculum. The students receive a nutritious daily midday meal.