Sushila Shiksha

Education is a national level programme of Bhartiya Bal Pathshala run by Sushila Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children. Bhartiya Bal Pathshala believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there’s no better place to start than in the corridors of education. 

Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life; means, because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one’s rights, and in the process evolve as a better citizen. 

Our educational activities under our Sushila Shiksha Mission of Bhartiya Bal Pathshala include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 Years Non-School going], Remedial Education [6-14 Years school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 Years Drop-Outs]. It works for education for needy children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education, so that they and their families get empowered.

The Scenario in India, presently – has about 11 million children living on the streets and 14 million children working as labours. Only 60% of children have access to educate despite having a national policy on compulsory elementary education. The Time to take collective as well as individual responsibility to remedy the current situation is here and to support youngster in rural and urban areas to get quality education, opportunities for skill development and livelihood.

समुदाय आधारित अनौपचारिक शिक्षा पहल इनमें विभिन्न विकास या जागरूकता गतिविधियों को अंजाम देने वाले गैर सरकारी संगठन, आस्था आधारित स्कूल, क्रेच या डे केयर सेंटर, लड़कियों की शिक्षा को बढ़ावा देने के लिए स्कूल और विकलांग बच्चों के लिए स्कूल (जिन्हें जल्दी पहचाना नहीं गया था या प्राथमिक शिक्षा में शामिल नहीं किया गया था) शामिल हो सकते हैं। औपचारिक स्कूल छोड़ने वाले और कामकाजी बच्चे। समुदाय आधारित पुनर्वास कार्यक्रम उपलब्ध समुदाय-आधारित गैर-औपचारिक शिक्षा पहल के विभिन्न रूपों की पहचान कर सकते हैं और बच्चों सहित विकलांग लोगों को शामिल करने की सुविधा प्रदान कर सकते हैं।

समुदाय आधारित पुनर्वास कर्मी गैर-औपचारिक शिक्षा सुगमकर्ताओं के साथ मिलकर काम कर सकते हैं ताकि यह सुनिश्चित किया जा सके कि शिक्षण सामग्री सुलभ हो (जैसे बड़े प्रिंट, ब्रेल, टेप, ऑडियो सुविधाएं), ताकि पर्यावरण सुलभ और स्वागत योग्य हो, और छात्रों को उनके सीखने में सहायता मिले।

Community-based non-formal education initiatives These may include nongovernmental organizations carrying out various development or awareness activities, faith-based schools, creches or day care centres, schools to promote girls’ education and schools for older children with disabilities (who were not identified early or included in primary education), formal school dropouts and working children. Community Based Rehabilitation programmes can identify the different forms of community-based non-formal education initiatives available and facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities, including children.

Community Based Rehabilitation personnel can work together with non-formal education facilitators to ensure teaching materials are accessible (e.g. large print, Braille, tape, audio facilities), that the environment is accessible and welcoming, and that students are supported in their learning.