Nominated Literacy Heroes

Organisational Nominations


VATSAL CHAYA TRUST


Recommended By : Anil Agarwal


Name : VATSAL CHAYA TRUST

Address : No.20, Sector 7-A Chandigarh 160019

State : CHANDIGARH

Place : Chandigarh

Mobile : 7837093000

Email : vatsalchaya100@gmail.com

Work in field of literacy : Commendation 2008 for uplift of child beggars and rag pickers by street children initiative Good Beginnings on Teachers Day 2008 . Commendation certificates from Social Welfare Department and Education Department in 2010 Madan Mohan Malviya Bronze Award in All India CSR competition in Delhi 2014 organised by CSR Times Delhi in NGO category. Dainik Bhaskar Pride of Chandigarh Award in Education category in 2014

No of Beneficiaries : 3000

Social Impact : Vatsal Chaya -Started working with children in beggary through roadside open classroom called Good Beginnings in 2007in Chandigarh. Vatsal Chaya Trust registered in 2008. Target group : children who are hard to reach and harder to retain: out of school children comprising child beggars, rag pickers, child labor/vendors, first generation learners and girls facing gender bias/sibling care ,drop outs and children with learning lags. The vision/mission from the outset has been to address the barriers which children in adverse circumstances face in school access, retention and completion and tackle the question of why so many children remain out of school. The core idea is that children falling out of educational opportunity and success require a wrap around and scaffolded support which embraces their socio-economic deficits, their health , their exposure to risky habits , violent behaviour and abusive experiences, lack of positive social and emotional influences , the family mind sets and their alienation in school settings. Only admission is not enough for such children . Through my work and vision we provide a very comprehensive and multi layered framework which enfolds the child and reduces his impediments while building his integration into learning and school settings. free transport to and fro from slums to school, flexible timings, child can attend school in either shift between 9-5pm sibling care-Only centre where girls can bring their siblings and both get schooling uniforms and clothing support, hygiene material, Hygiene kits on a monthly basis comprising bathing/washing soap, lice shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair oil, nail cutters, combs to most deprived Health support by way of a monthly health camp in alliance with Fortis Foundation with free medication, health check up (including mothers and siblings), on the spot Hb testing and iron tonics & vitamins . scholastic material, full classroom needs midday meal for children out of midday meal age bands mothers motivational camps and skill training , regular home /community visits. near habitation remedial classes Together with this and equally important is that we provide inclusion and integration in the daily school experience, and student engagement audio visual, interactive classroom practices , high level of co curricular inputs like music, art, craft, drama, role play , games, outdoor sport occasional excursions and all major festival celebrations. creative activity materials , library with 3000 books, smart board, 5 projectors attractive colourful and child friendly classroom additions, and joyful teaching practices .

Fund Outlay : 16000000

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : The steady supply of funding is always a challenge. We have met this challenge in foll. ways: by having 1 or more major CSR partner/partners reputed bodies like charitable foundations/clubs/international agency like U.S. Department of State, State Bank of India, Rotary etc One time CSR Donations in cash CSR donations in kind like school bus, computers , stationery , health camps etc Personal donations from philanthropic individuals Grants from Governors Charitable Fund twice we own no land, building or major assets or FDs except our 2 school buses. So all our funds go into the schooling support provisions and teachers and staff . Sharing underutilized government school space and collaborating and working together with education and social welfare departments on their pro poor programs and adding our resources and efforts so that outcomes are doubled for both We take no financial grant from the Education Department or Social Welfare Department.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : An award is always special because it brings recognition of hard work and passion for our noble cause but this Award would have a specially positive impact on our motivation and it will be a very significant milestone because it comes from such a respected and reputed organisation like Rotary. The name is a beacon of service and dedication ,highly regarded worldwide and to receive an honour from such an august social work body will refresh our determination to strive more and more , reach even more disadvantaged children and continue to work with renewed spirit and morale and keep alight the lamp of literacy . It will be a very valuable recognition .

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : Yes

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