Mission Education Program

GRACE OF GLORY MINISTRY TRUST working towards the rehabilitation and education of street children (The Situation:More than one-third of the Mumbai population lives in slums 5.2 million people slums have been identified by by UCL). Slums continue to grow at a rate of 9 % per annum. Primary sources of livelihood include housekeeping, autorickshaws, blue-collared work, and street vending. The Children: Congested habitations and living conditions make academic excellence a challenge. Education is discontinued at a young age for most children due to financial constraints and safety concerns. These kids are involved in household chores, child labor, child marriages.

What we do:

Holistic development of lesser-privileged children. Courses are offered in: Academics, Self-defense, Vocational Training, and Personality Development Special focus is laid on: Health and hygiene, Nutrition awareness, career counseling, and extra curriculum activities.

The Process

Volunteers visit recognized slum areas, and identify student groups from Govt. schools. Mentors are identified from the same slum, and employed. A “Grace Kid’s Club” is established in a local hall or study space. Mentors provide after-school support to the students for 2 hours per day. Each centre consists of around 30 kids. Attendance is recorded everyday. Grace Of Glory Ministry Trust educational initiatives include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going], Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs]. It works for education for underprivileged children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labor, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education so that they and their families get empowered.

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