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Our Projects


Panchi - Remediation Education Center at Ghazipur, Delhi

o    Project Type    :    Remediation Education at Ghazipur, Delhi

o    Partner Agency    :    IL&FS Education & Technology Services

 

Project Panchi is a remedial education program being run by LENS Foundation at Ghazipur, Delhi. A waste management plant has been running in Ghazipur for decades and there is a huge slum community in the vicinity. The objective of this project is the enhancement of age appropriate, curricular learning for children outside of the school environment, in the age group of 5-14 years, hailing from the Ghazipur slum community. The program targets school going as well as out-of-school children in the catchment. The project engages subject teachers and also provides them with teaching tools and technology to help these students. The project currently has over 200 students who are undergoing its learning development programs. The staff not only provides academic learning but also life management skills, community outreach and sensitisation. LENS works by funding the infrastructure, staff as well as other specific initiatives of the project and providing resources and support as needed, along with monitoring the learning outcomes and progress of all students.


Bagalur Layout School

o Project Type : Education Centre

o Partner Agency : Samarpan Foundation

The Bagalur Layout School (BLS) is a small education centre being run in the Bagalur Layout Slum in Bangalore. The slum houses over 100,000 residents, with very little access to education and facilities. The BLS attempts to enrol students into its formal school curriculum and provide the students a chance to escape the certainty of manual and/or domestic labour as the only career choices in life through attainment of education. The school not only provides education but also 2 balanced meals and medical support to their students. LENS Foundation undertakes all expenses of the school towards their morning pre-school and evening tuition fees, picnics and outings for students a periodic dental and general health camp, along with monitoring outcomes and progress.


Samarpan School, Shastri Park, Delhi

o Project Type : Samarpan School, Shastri Park, Delhi

o Partner Agency : Samarpan Foundation

Delhi, being the capital and a city with better opportunities, invites migration from various rural areas from people looking for livelihood. The high cost of living in the city make these migrants end up in a condition of poverty and substandard living conditions, making daily survival a continuous challenge. Approximately 8000 residents, families of rickshaw pullers, farmers and daily wage labourers live under a bridge situated close to the Yamuna River. Samarpan School, funded by LENS Foundation, provides the only source of education to students that do not attend formal schools. The tuition centre enables students who attend Government schools to cope with studies as the community is mostly illiterate and their parents are unable to assist with their homework. The school caters to around 250 students teaching both basic and advanced learning techniques. LENS Foundation also runs a kitchen where the children are provided with one hot nutritious meal, to ensure basic nutrition. A significant challenge that came up was that the children were required to take care of their younger siblings and because of which they could not come to school or concentrate on studies. To cater to those children a crèche was put in place so that the younger children can be in the day care and the elder children could attend the school. LENS works by funding the salaries of the staff, running the kitchen and the crèche, as well as other specific initiatives of the project and providing resources and support as needed, along with monitoring the learning outcomes and progress of all students.