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SCHOOL BACKGROUND
 

EDUCATION FOR STREET AND WORKING CHILDREN IN

NORTH BENGAL.

 
 
 
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School Education is a Concurrent Subject under Constitution of India and falls within the domain of Center and States / UTs. School Education is dealt by Department of School Education and Literacy of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). School Education is dealt by Education Department.
This project is undertaken by Mukhopadhyay Foundation, Charitable organization of North Bengal, with the view of Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Government of India and Government of West Bengal entrusted with administration of programmes and statutes relating to Child Development and Child Protection as well for the development and empowerment of girls and protection of Birth Rights of Street and Underprivileged Children of North Bengal to develop their intrinsic qualities, intelligence, promoting literacy and produce talents among the thousan
ds of Street and Underprivileged children of North Bengal.

 
 

 

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The Problems of Street Children

The street children of North Bengal have been facing the following problems:

 
 
  1. Lack of Safe Shelter.
  2. Lack of Food Nutrition.
  3. Lack of Health Care.
  4. Lack of Education
  5. Drug or Substance Abuse
  1. Child Labour
  2. Gender Discrimination:
  3. Poverty:
  4. Sexual abuse
  5. Lack of Clothing.
 
  THE TARGET GROUPS  
 
  1. Street Children of North Bengal:
 
 

The issue of street children is considered to be an urban problem and underprivileged problem both in Urban and Rural. Children can be found in railway stations, near temples and durgahs, in markets, under bridges, near bus depots and stops, etc. Hence the definition of street is not in the literal sense, but refers to those children without a stable home or shelter. There are three major categories of street children:

  1. Children who live on the street with their families and often work on the street. There may be children from migrated families, or temporarily migrated and are likely to go back to their homes.
  2. Children who live on the street by themselves or in groups and have remote access or contact with their families in the villages. Some children travel to the cities for the day or periods of time to work and then return to their villages.
  3. Children who have no ties to their families such as orphans, refugees and runaways.
 
 

Key Strategy One: Provide Safe Shelter
Construction of Boys and Girls Hostel.

Key Strategy Two: Provide Food and Nutrition.
Construction of a common kitchen for Boys and Girls student.  The students who will stay in the hostel will get nutritive diet as per WHO recommendation.

Key Strategy Three: Provide Health Care
Own Medical Personnel, collaboration with State Hospital and Private Hospital look after all the
students. Every student will have Health Insurance with National Insurance Co Ltd.

Key Strategy Four: Provide Quality English Medium Education from Primary to Higher Secondary under CBSE Board.

Long-range planning for educational needs is a vital part of a community’s orderly growth and development. The educational climate provided by a community determines to a large extent its outlook for the future. A school building provides a general environment in which learning is to take place and must be the end result of a careful process of preparation and development.
Provide English Medium Education Primary to Higher Secondary under CBSE Board. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, preparing students for All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) and All India
Senior School Certificate Examination

 
 
 
     
 
Figure 1 The Strategies of the project
 
     
 
 
 
Figure 2 Target groups of children in the project.
 
     
 
 
 
Figure 3 Project Beneficiaries
 
     
 
 
 
Figure 4 Details of Residential School
 
     
 
 
 
Figure 5 Project Goals
 
     
 
 
 
Figure 6 Benefits of the Project
 
     
 
 
 

A significant amount of resources will be required for the start-up of the Swami Vivekananda International Residential School. This start-up phase, which includes the negotiation with Government of West Bengal, Government of India, Bank Loan, Corporate Houses through (CSR), Donation from NRI, Donation from Celebrities of India and agencies both National and Foreign who are investing in education. 

 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

Swami Vivekananda was a great thinker and reformer of India. He believed that ‘education’ signify ‘man-making’. Thus, the name of project dedicated in the name of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda International Residential School will be North Bengal according to availability of suitable land from Government of West Bengal.  Swami Vivekananda International Residential School will be run by Mukhopadhyay Foundation, charitable organization registered under Societies Act Government of West Bengal.
In spite of India's economic boom – for much of the population the situation has not improved through generations. Hundreds of millions are trapped by caste and gender discrimination, and by the following cycle:

 
 
 
     
 

For the thousands of children in North Bengal who live in the street, Swami Vivekananda International Residential School will be the most effective method of reintegration into society. Mukhopadhyay Foundation’s work in this field has the four-fold objective of developing basic education for street, underprivileged and school dropout children and of preventing children in difficulties from ending up on the streets and poverty.
Activities are centered on: (i) providing all birth rights at age 4 years to 18 years (ii) providing English medium education from Primary to Higher Secondary under CBSE Board (iii) providing vocational training for future job (iv) strengthening partnerships between the public and private sectors at national and international levels in order to ensure that action is sustained and effective.