Education  India Project #28058

Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore

by Concerns Universe Foundation
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Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Support and educate 400 slum children in Bangalore
Summer camp in progress
Summer camp in progress

CONCERNS CHILD CARE CENTER- PROJECT REPORT

March 2019 to May 2019

Preschool Education:

The total number of children in the Childcare centre for the academic year June 2018- March 2019 was 181. During the year, 18 children dropped out of school due to various reasons such as shifting home and joining other schools. Out of 163 children, 98 children have joined formal schools, 27 children are continuing in a Concerns childcare centre for the next level since they are too young for formal schooling.

A majority of children from Concerns Childcare centres joined formal schools, which show the overall development of children.

Children’s assessment:

The childcare centres conducted the last assessment for the academic year 2018-2019. A significant change was observed in children’s physical growth while measuring the children’s height & weight. The assessment indicated that the children had developed better reading and writing skills. The children were able to recite rhymes and are more creative. They also actively participate in fine motor and gross motor activities compared to earlier assessments.

Annual day celebration:

In March 2019, all the childcare centres organised the annual day program. Each centre took a photograph of the childcare centre batch of 2018- 2019.

Parents meeting:

The topic of the last parents meeting for the academic year in the month of March was the importance of formal schooling. The teachers discussed the future plans of the child with the parents. Parents were encouraged to send their children to school despite financial stress. Children’s academic books (writing, activity and picture books) were handed over. Parents gave their feedback. Most parents were satisfied with the childcare centre’s overall curriculum and gave positive feedback. They were happy to send their children to the centre.

Summer camp:

In April & May, summer camps were organized for school students in 4th to 7th standard. During the camp, children participated in various activity sessions, life coping classes, group games and a rally on social awareness. A total of 99 children participated in the summer camps.  

Boot camp:

For school children from 7th to 10th standard CUF organised a computer boot camp during the summer holidays. Digital literacy and life coping skills were taught to children during the boot camp. Children created their profiles in Quest alliance app and were trained to use the digital media and also found learning resources under this app. The importance of digital literacy, the right use of the media sources, creating email accounts, online web searches were some of the topic covered under digital literacy.

Computer boot camp in progress
Computer boot camp in progress
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Pre-school children involved in a group activity
Pre-school children involved in a group activity

 

CONCERNS CHILD CARE CENTER- PROJECT REPORT

December 2018 to February 2019

Preschool Education:

The current strength of the children in five childcare centers is 165. After conducting an assessment, progress was observed in the children’s various developmental milestones.

Health Checkup:

Dr. Eileen started the second round of health checkup in December 2018. The weight percentiles recorded, state the health status of the children whether they are underweight, overweight or malnourished. The doctor examined the children and recommended a high protein diet, increasing the intake of green leafy vegetables and treatment for early dental cavities. The teachers discussed the health issues of the children with their parents during the parents meeting.  

Christmas celebration:

On 21st December 2018, all the childcare centres celebrated Christmas. During the celebration, children participated in various activities like decorating the Christmas tree and crib, a skit, fancy dress and other creative activities. There was cake cutting and sweets distribution as part of the celebration.

ART Sparks workshop:

A childcare staff attended a workshop at Art Sparks from 2nd to 15th December 2018. Kanchana learnt clay-modelling, best out of waste material preparation, art activities, planning age-appropriate activities for preschoolers and various techniques to bring out the creativity in children.

CC2 shifted to new building:

Childcare centre 2, which has a strength of 43 children, shifted to the new building (Concerns Community Resource Centre) on 4th February 2019.          

Parents Meet:

In December the parents meeting was on digital literacy, in January the topic was first aid for childhood injuries and in February the parents meeting topic was healthy snacks for preschoolers. The ECCE students as part of their practicals conducted parents meeting in the childcare centre. The students demonstrated different low-cost healthy snack recipes and parents were motivated to encourage healthy eating habits in children. Parents and children also tasted the dishes prepared by the students.

Annual sports day celebration:

The ECCE students conducted sports day in all the centres on 22nd February 2019. Each centre had a theme and the children dressed appropriately. Children participated actively in all the games. At the end of an enjoyable day, children got prizes and sweets.

Health check-up in progress
Health check-up in progress
Christmas celebration in the childcare center
Christmas celebration in the childcare center
CUF staff presentation during the workshop
CUF staff presentation during the workshop
Activity in the new premises
Activity in the new premises
Display of healthy snacks during parents meeting
Display of healthy snacks during parents meeting
Parents meeting in progress
Parents meeting in progress
Sports day
Sports day
Prize distribution during sports day
Prize distribution during sports day
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Preschool Education
Preschool Education

Preschool Education:

The current strength of the children across five childcare centers is 162. Children regularly attend the pre-school and have adjusted to the school environment.

Ganesh Chaturthi & Diwali celebration:

The childcare centers celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali. As part of the celebration, there was a lamp lighting ceremony and sweets distribution. Children got involved in creative activities like collage work and lamp decoration.

Teacher’s day & Children’s day Celebration:

On 5th September 2018, the childcare centers celebrated Teacher’s day. The children brought flowers and cards to gift their teachers.

On 14th November 2018, the childcare centers celebrated Children’s day. During the celebration, children participated in different activities like fancy dress, games and dance. The teachers also danced to entertain the children. Children got sweets and small gifts as part of the celebration.

Parents Meet:

In September, the parents meet was conducted on the topic of child rights & responsibility. In October, on the need for health and hygiene in children. In November, on swine flu awareness & prevention, signs & symptoms. Teachers demonstrated precautionary measures against swine flu.

Health Checkup:

On 24th October 2018, Dr. Eileen started the health check-ups. Currently, health checkups of three childcare centers are complete. To state the health status of the children, if they are underweight, overweight or malnourished, staff recorded their weight percentiles. Dr. Eileen referred children who need further medical examinations to specialists. The children were examined if they are severely malnourished, dewormed and suffering from stunted growth etc.

Children received Albendazole- deworming supplements, Vitamin A supplements and SBG Drops for earwax.

Internship Program:

The E.C.C.E (Early childhood care & education) students visited the childcare centers for their practical learning and conducted various creative activities like worksheets, games, rhymes and story session for the children.

Festival Celebration
Festival Celebration
Teacher's Day & Children's Day Celebration
Teacher's Day & Children's Day Celebration
Teacher's Day & Children's Day Celebration
Teacher's Day & Children's Day Celebration
Parents meeting in session
Parents meeting in session
ECCE students internship
ECCE students internship
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Childcare centre decorations
Childcare centre decorations

Child care center Decoration:

The child care centers were decorated for the new academic year by the child care center teachers. Stationary materials, decoration items and toys were purchased for the academic year 2018-2019.        

Preschool Education:

The child care center reopened on 4th June 2018 for the new academic year 2018-2019. The current strength of the children in all the five child care center is 147.

Book distribution:

All the children in the child care centers were provided with 6 set of books for the academic year 2018-2019. The total amount spent on the books was Rs. 29,478/-

  1. Alphabet Handwriting book- Capital letters
  2. Number writing 1-10 Practice book
  3. Nursery rhymes book
  4. My word picture book
  5. Drawing book
  6. My first colouring book

The teachers of the child care centers were provided with the reference books. The total cost of the books was Rs.1,550/-

  1. Early learning activities
  2. First learning
  3. Nursery Rhymes and stories
  4. Allied Rhymes- Part 1

Parents Meet:

In the month of June mothers meet was conducted in all the child care centres and the teachers gave a brief introduction about the CUF (Concerns universe foundation) services. In July, the parents meeting was regarding the importance of health and hygiene among children. In August, the meeting was regarding the importance of nutrition and the consequences of malnutrition in children. Teachers also demonstrated the recipe preparation of high protein mix for the parents.

Volunteers at child care center:

Three students from the US volunteered with CUF for a period of two weeks. They taught the children in the centres' songs, rhymes, and artwork. They also conducted group games and relevant health sessions for children.

Friendship day and Independence Day celebration:

The Early Childhood Care and Education students from Concerns Community College celebrated Independence Day in the child care centres. Some of the activities included children dressing as national leaders, creative activities, distributing greeting cards and sweets.

Tuitions:

Children from U.K.G to the 5th standard are taking tuition classes in the child care centre. Currently, 44 students benefit from the tuition classes.

Children’s Assessment:

The childcare centres conducted the first assessment for the academic year 2018-2019. Height & weight percentiles were recorded. The teachers did the assessment in their respective centres.

      

Play time in the centres
Play time in the centres
Teacher reference books for the new academic year
Teacher reference books for the new academic year
Parents meeting in session
Parents meeting in session
Independence day celebration in the centres
Independence day celebration in the centres
Height and weight assessment in progress
Height and weight assessment in progress
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Childcare Centre Class Photo
Childcare Centre Class Photo

Preschool Education:

In the month of March, our Annual Day program was celebrated in all the childcare centers. The total number of children attending our childcare centers for the academic year June 2017- March 2018 was 175. Out of these, 134 children have joined formal school at the UKG and Class I level and others are continuing in our Concerns childcare in the next level, since they are young and not yet ready for formal school. The fact that the majority of children from the CUF centers have joined schools reveals that they developed holistically and are ready to begin the formal education process.

In March, meetings with mothers were conducted in all the childcare centers and the teachers guided the parents regarding the children’s further education at formal schools. Parents were encouraged to send their children to school despite the financial stress. The importance of education was discussed with the parents. The teachers also recommended various schools to parents for the children’s further schooling.

Nutrition supplement & vaccine to the children:

Vitamin A supplement was given to children in March and children were also provided with dose of booster vaccine to prevent polio.

Health Awareness to parents:

The Sukhibhava Trust conducted a series of workshops at each childcare center for mothers of our students regarding health and hygiene during menstruation. The importance of menstrual hygiene and use of sanitary napkins was told to parents. In addition, height, weight, blood pressure and blood sugar levels were checked during the session. The trust even prescribed a diet for parents suffering from high blood pressure or high blood sugar levels and also advised them to do regular checkups. The workshop was very informative and beneficial to mothers, since it helped them to gain information regarding their health status.

Tuitions:  

56 children from different primary schools attended tuition classes and all of them got promoted to the next level.

Summer Programs:

On 30th May 2018 children from the community were taken on an exposure visit to a chocolate factory, with the support of Concern India foundation. The children were excited by the experience and learned a lot.

 

Summer Computer classes for Community children

34 children from Janakiram Layout and MV Garden Ulsoor, who attend local schools, and who do not have adequate access to technology to learn computing, were given a short-term training course as an introduction to basic computer skills.

Children are provided with nutritious meals
Children are provided with nutritious meals
Healthy eating education and eating fruits
Healthy eating education and eating fruits
Health workshops were delivered for parents
Health workshops were delivered for parents
Chocolate factory field trip for local children!
Chocolate factory field trip for local children!
Basic computer skills training for local children
Basic computer skills training for local children
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Concerns Universe Foundation

Location: Bangalore Urban, karnataka - India
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Twitter: @Nil
Project Leader:
Gnana Chitra
Bangalore Urban, karnataka India

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