Child In Need India (CINI)

Helping Kolkata slum children to stay in school

To provide specialist tutoring and education camps to slum children from families who do not traditionally attend school. Raise children's education levels to the correct point for their age will help them to remain in school and maximise their chance to break free from intergenerational poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 August 2017 to 12:00 AM, 1 July 2018


Registered Charity in England and Wales (SC029591)




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Schooling in India is free and available but many uneducated families in Indian slums fail to see the value of keeping children in school. Children are are often forced to to prioritise their wage earning capacity over their education and although children can easily be absorbed into the labour market and quickly earn a low wage, their consequent lack of education prevents them from future career progression. Currently over 65% of children will not graduate from school at the age of 14.


CINI has set up education camps across 4 locations in the Kolkata slums. These camps will use existing community spaces to provide specialist tutoring to children who are not achieving at the correct level for their age. Closing these 'education gaps' will build their confidence with regards to school attendance and help them stay within the schooling system. We will also work with parents in order to help them understand the importance and benefits of prolonged education for their children.