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Education

Education

CfD has two programs for providing education to the children who are out of school or in school but need support to continue their education and personal growth.

1) Kadam Education Initiative

2) Sponsorship to the most needy children like orphans, single parent households (mainly women-headed families),special needs’ children.

KADAM EDUCATION INITIATIVE (KEI)

Education Centres:

Education Centres (ECs) are designed to enable children to continue education despite being forced to drop out of school due difficult circumstances such as poverty and violence. ECs are characterized by a joyful learning pedagogy, but they follow the mainstream curriculum. Since 2002, ECs have catered to almost 3000 children, and has played a significant role in preventing children from becoming labourers.

ECs also cater to school going children, takes the form of “LitClubs” where children are encouraged to read and express their stories. LitClubs are ECs established in collaboration with the US based organization LitWorld. Since 2014 16 LitClubs have been established. LitClubs have a curriculum based on the seven strengths viz. Kindness, Belonging, Curiosity, Friendship, Courage, Confidence and Hope.

Kadam Resource Centre for Girls

Another key intervention of KEI is the Kadam Resource Center for Girls. The KRCG provides comprehensive educational opportunities to adolescent girls from difficult circumstances. Girls are from precarious social conditions, mostly daughters of women who fend for their families single-handedly. Almost always they are forced by their relatives to leave school and get married even before they turn 15. KRCG is a safe educational space that provides assistance in resuming and completing their education at least till they secure their Higher Secondary Certificate, simultaneously providing them competencies in English Language, Computers and Effective Communication. KRCG also has residential facilities for girls in distress and avail counselling services too. As of now, KRCG caters to 30 adolescent girls every year.

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

CfD facilitates the sponsorship program of Islamic Relief Worldwide providing handholding support to around 300 orphan children across Gujarat, mainly in Ahmedabad City. We provide financial support to orphan children for their education, health and professional courses along with carrier guidance and counselling without caste and creed priorities.

LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION

Children being supported both through the KRCG and Sponsorship are offered Life Skills The curriculum emphasises self-esteem and self-confidence; meaningful relationships; effective communication; gender justice and crucial