Education is a basic human right enshrined in a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized conventions and declarations. It plays a significant role in protection thereby ensuring our own rights and welfare as recognized without any discrimination are safeguarded in accordance with national and international standards. By providing quality educational opportunities to children, Sabuj Sangha’s pioneering work in this area have supported towards the evolvement of the key actors in the society who can protect their own rights. The knowledge, skills and experience acquired are keys to building resilience for all possible durable solutions in our civil society in each and every context.
With 31 students, the school operates from 5 days [Monday- Friday] a week. Following the routine all curriculum subjects are taught and various extracurricular activities like Sports, Computer Education, Drawing, Singing, Dancing etc. are done.
Even the grave situation of the pandemic followed by the super-cyclone Amphan, the school continued to be operational. The school sends a strong message that education is the best way to combat child labour and creating empowerment among the poor families and thus, contributing to local and national development.
‘Sabuj Sangha’ is running an education support coaching centre for Rehabilitation of Deprived Children through Education (RDCE) namely ‘Sabuj Kunri’, Taldi at Taldi Station Area, at Sealdah South Division en-route to Canning, one of the Administrative Blocks of South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal India. This initiative is aimed to provide two types of support to 40 deprived children from the railways squatter colonies–
These children are mostly first-generation learners, their parents being illiterate. They do not get ample support or guidance from their parents. Since the children are deprived of such facilities at home, they become reluctant towards studies easily.
During the pandemic, the teachers and staff reached out to the community to spread the messages of awareness about COVID-19, precautionary measures and extending support to children in their ongoing online learning classes. These centres have not only been effective in providing support for education to first generation learners, but also make regular follow up through home and school visits, meetings with mother core groups and centre development committee members to assess the progress of the child and involvement of parents periodically.