National NGO initiates STQ Mobile School under ‘Empower’
National Organization for Social Empowerment and its NGO partner ‘Save the Quest’ have initiated a drive that aims at educating poor and underprivileged street children. This project of National Ngo has been named STQ Mobile School and will lay special emphasis on imparting education to the children who beg on the streets and red lights. At such tender age, when the kids are supposed to go to a school and get educated, they are forced to beg on the red lights, markets and other areas. Many a time this is due to poor financial situation and in various cases are made to do such things by a nexus or some gang.
The initiative of national Ngo and Save the quest started its first leg with a ‘Raen Basera’ in sector-4, R.K Puram, Delhi. Raen Basera often is a house to these poor kids who either beg on the streets, signals, flyovers or work at petty stalls. Around 27 students were a part of the first session.
Saif Ahmed Khan, Founder, Save The Quest, said, “The children were extremely enthusiastic. We arranged them in the class room, took their attendance and showed them a video on basic alphabets and they loved it. There were around 27 students and we distributed a packet containing notebook, pencil, eraser and sharpener to each of them. We told them how to sharp their pencils and also instructed them not to litter the ground. There were some kids who know how to write but had to drop education because of their poverty. We started basic ‘ABCD’ and children did it quite easily.”
Amandeep Singh, Founder, National NGO, said “We want to make sure that as many students as possible get access to education. These poor children are forced to beg by their families and at times by nexus and gangs. This needs to stop. The only way for these kids to climb out of the abyss and make a worthy living for themselves is through education. Education will transform their lives completely. We and our partners have started an initiative to teach such students. The response has been pretty good. Children are willing to learn.”
About National Ngo
National NGO is a registered non profit, non government organization working extensively in the field of disability rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS awareness for prevention, care giving facilities to people suffering from such disease.
The main objective of the National Organisation for Social Empowerment is to facilitate better quality of life in all its realms through community mobilization, participatory governance based on sustainable natural resource management. Thus community participation, education, protection and promotion of environment and social capital are central to the activities of the organization.