Education is the main focus of this project, because it will change a child's life and future. The more inclusive the reach of education, the more likely it is that even the poorest will have a better chance of overcoming poverty.
This project provides the opportunity of education in two ways:
• Sending children of disadvantaged families to the local JPS school
• Providing after school tuition in the Blue House
The JPS school
We currently sponsor the education of 52 children of low caste families who live in tents in the desert of Pushkar. All our students are sponsored by people from all over the world. Every single person who wants to sponsor a child's education helps us to send one more child to school. Click here for more information on how to sponsor a child.
We enroll our students in the local Javahar Public School. The founder and director of the Blue House Project co-manages this school together with the principal Giriraj Gujaria.
The Blue House
Our students eat lunch and take tuition classes in our project centre: the Blue House. Five days a week, our students are tutored by our three local teachers. Lunch is made and served by our teenage boys. Most of our schoolchildren were lacking basic knowledge before they started school in 2016. Therefore, they need extra tuition and attention to increase their level of knowledge and skills. The children are tutored in different groups, based on age and level of knowledge:
- children aged 3-6
- children aged 7-14
- teenagers aged 14+
Another important target group that we focus on is the often forgotten generation of teenagers. The generation of teenagers did not have the chance to go to school, growing up on the streets. Without our intervention, they will end up married at age 14, lacking of basic knowledge and thus the opportunity to escape the intergenerational cycle of poverty and unemployment. In june 2019, we have started the Teen Tuition program. We hired a teacher who tutors the teenagers six days a week. The teacher is preparing the teenagers so they can attempt the 5th, 8th and 10th class board exams. If they teenagers pass these exams, they will get an official school diploma.