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Non-Formal Education Programme

The flagship education programme is to provide education through Non- Formal Education (NFE) Centres , especially to those children who are Non-school going, street and working children, rag-picking children and main emphasis and prime focus on girl child education to ensure quality of education, higher retention in the primary school, reduction of school drop out rates.

The prime objective is 100% enrolment of children in the project areas and to improve the access and retention of out of school in mainstream of education through Non-formal education Centres for children in the age group 6-14 years. The programme is envisaged to provide children their basic rights of getting education.

BNS is having 65 Non Formal Education Centre located in slums and villages scattered in different states in India as in Delhi at GP Block Pitampura, Ekta Camp AU Block Pitampura and C & H Block Shakurpur, Mewat district of Haryana, Gopal Ganj district of Bihar, Varanasi district of U.P. and Alwar district of Rajasthan. More than 5,000 children are imparted education under non formal education programme.

This programme is being supported by UEE Mission & Deepalaya-AXIS Bank Foundation in Delhi & HARYANA PRATHMIK SHIKSHA PARIYOJNA PARISHAD in Haryana

Remedial Education Centres

Approximately 35% of children in the Government Schools of Delhi and Haryana cannot read simple texts. BNS is running Remedial Education Centres at GP Block Pitam Pura and Shakurpur in Delhi, and Tauru Block of Mewat district in Haryana. The purpose of the RECs is to improve the standard of education of the school going children and to minimize drop-out rates among the school going childrenas far as possible. A substantial number of students drop out of the formal system primarily because of poverty and poor quality of education imparted. The Remedial Education is aimed at providing basic education to those children who are not attending school with special attention paid to girl children. It seeks to prepare these children for formal education.

Moreover, it also aims to make the parents of non-school-going children appreciate the merits of basic education and to motivate them to send their children to school by making them aware of importance of education which is the sole liberation.

BNS is having 15 Remedial Education Centres located in slums and approximately 800 children have been benefited upto fifth class from this programme. This programme is being supported by India Sponsor Foundation, Delhi a leading national support organization & Deepalay-AXIS Bank Foundation.


Early Child Hood Development Programme (Balwadis)

The pre-school centres emphasized on the development of competencies of the children in the community in the age group 3-5 years. In addition, it focuses on providing them pre-education for early stimulation such as psychological, physical and mental development. Several areas are covered such as growth monitoring, immunization, health, nutritional services for healthy growth and development among the children. Pre-schools are located in slums areas in Delhi at GP Block-Pitampura and Shakurpur, Gopalganj in Bihar and Varanasi in U.P. Approximately 200 children are covered in these centres. Special focus is given on girl child education. The children in all the centres are given play equipment,

school stationeries, uniform, supplementary nutrition and health check up facilities centre wise. BNS provides Toys suitable for this age group and attractive teaching-aids help them to "play and learn". The pre-school programme is exclusively running by BNS itself from its own mobilized resources.


Creche Programme

The construction industry is the single largest employer of migrant labourers, the poorest of the poor in Indian cities. Approximately 35 million men and women work in this sector and they are entirely unorganised. Moving wherever they can earn their livelihood, most migrant labourers are illiterate and only able to speak their own language. Their lives are characterized by insecurity of wages, hazardous working conditions and lack of access to any kind of welfare measures. Their children of tender age remain mostly neglected and uncared.

BNS has initiated Child Development Day Care Centre at Durga Kund in Varanasi (U.P.). The main aim of establishing the children development centre is to provide physical and emotional security care and suitable activities for the integrated developmental needs of children (0-3 years) and support urban poor women who have to engage in daily wage activities and earn for their livelihood and survival. A total of 50 children are enrolled in the centre. This activity is being run by the BNS to meet the supplementary nutritional needs of children, learning materials, play material, and on the job staff training. The efforts are to ensure the cognitive, emotional, moral, physical and social development for deprived children.


Adult Education Centres

BNS is running Adult Education Centres at Pitampura Slums in North West Delhi and Tauru Block in Mewat district in Haryana. The teaching learning materials of SRC Jamia New Delhi especially meant for literacy programme is used. The main objective of the programme is to make the beneficiaries self reliant in basic literacy and numerical skills and over all development - reading the words to read the world. Apart from it, extension activities like counseling services, family life education, legal literacy, gender sensitization etc. are also provided, more than 600 families have benefited from the programme so far.