Village Schools

This project with the following components supported by AEM, France is in its 21st year.

Village children have been helped to develop mentally, physically and socially through the Village schools (Balwadis / crèches) which function as learning centers in an atmosphere of love and affection. Play way method of teaching, indoor/ outdoor games, stories, songs, gestures, counting, jumping, running, dancing, etc., are the inputs facilitating the development. Good behaviors and discipline are also inculcated in these schools. Medical checkups and mobilization of children for pulse polio campaign are other components.

The outcomes are less dropout rate, freedom for mothers to go to work without worrying about children, no break in the attendance of the grown up girls in the schools since they need not have to look after their siblings.