Help To Tribal Children For Educational & Nutritional Food
Even 25 km away from Pune, tribal children still suffer from malnutrition, lack of education, and lack of health facilities. As a community, they are socially and economically on the lowest rungs of the development ladder. Most families are caught in a vicious circle of poverty, indebtedness, and bonded labor. All able men, women, and children work as bounded laborers on farms or brick kilns in faraway places. They have employment only during paddy crop season and earn 200 per day and that’s also irregular.
The lifestyle of this community is primitive, undisciplined, and has no culture. They do not follow basic cleanliness like bath, washing clothes, etc. They get settled wherever they find a place. These communities are extremely poor and live in very bad and unhygienic conditions. Skin diseases are common in people of this hamlet. People are scared to go to the hospital due to superstition.
There are no supporting documents from the government that can focus on the literacy rate among the tribes. It was only after our survey work and data analysis that we found that the literacy rate among the elders was 0%. The drop rate is also found very high. Almost all children left their schooling after 6th standard. 34 parents have enrolled their children in local schools. The migratory nature of the tribe in search of jobs hampers the unremitting flow of education of the tribes.
Donate Aid Society has come forward with their helping hand way of establishing “Disha Kendra”. In the community hall of this Disha Kendra regular classes are held daily imparting education to the children of those downtrodden people. Children are quite enthusiastic about attending classes and there are 75 students presently attending the classes. The voluntary activists of the organization and some teachers from Paud are regularly visiting this school to guide the children’s students.
Disha Kendra established 4 hamlets where 4 teachers, 2 cooks, 1 Driver, and 1 project coordinator are working full time and provide quality education, healthy and nutritious food.
Day Care Center for Children
Cleanliness and hygiene awareness. Training Program
Health Awareness and Medical Aid. Sanitation and cleanliness habit cultivation.
Vocational Training to youth and ladies for earning their livelihood.
Initiatives that help the poor develop livelihood plans in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land resource development, rural tourism, and handicrafts.