Community Education support program in Maharashtra was started by SAMPARC by gaining experience through participation in girl children’s Nanhi Kali program run by K. C. Mahindra Education Trust. The objective of the program is to support girl children of week families so that they obtain education up to 10th std in the rural and slum area. The other strong part of it was interaction at the family level creating impact on food nutrition aspect including lifestyle, manner, sanitation, hygiene.

Under this program poor rural girl children from 6-18 years age group in Maval and Mulshi Taluka District Pune are benefitting in the remote rural area. The program is drawn under 35Ac for 100% Donor’s Tax benefit.

The project was initiated under Nanhikali education support program in the year 2002 to support 200 poor needy community girl children by SAMPARC . The success of Nanhi Kali has created a tremendous impact.

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The girl’s education program has generated confidence amongst the community people and children from 40 villages. The girls receive sponsorship assistance for education and are provided regular follow-up and counseling. As a result, today significant psychological changes have developed in the remote area towards education. The migration of the older children to cities for education or livelihood purposes has greatly reduced.SAMPARC always faced a big challenge in the rural part to bring children to the school. Thus SAMPARC developed counseling wing by keeping qualified persons from Psychology and social work to handle the issues. The main work that SAMPARC did is confidence building at the community level.

SAMPARC always faced a big challenge in the rural part to bring children to the school. Thus SAMPARC developed counseling wing by keeping qualified persons from Psychology and social work to handle the issues. The main work that SAMPARC did is confidence building at the community level.

The approach followed in other parts of India in Rajasthan, West Bengal to strengthen community education support program where mostly 9000 children are getting benefit through the program. In Rajasthan the villages and slum area which were covered where children belonged to socially underprivileged community. Similarly, in West Bengal all centres were selected where socially and economically poor children are getting the benefit of the program. In some places for the education of children SAMPARC even supported the family through livelihood project so that family could sustain and support children to continue education.

Community Education support in Rajasthan- the project was started for children of stone quarry workers in village Gangani, in Jodhpur. 60 Poor and needy children are supported.

Community Education support in West Bengal-
• 120 children from Dhananjaypur, Mandir Bazar, Rahimpur and Gultia are supported under Education support program from Kolkata, West Bengal.
• Also 120 children from Kashinagar are under Computer Literacy program in Kolkata, West Bengal.

SAMPARC Shanti Project Haridevpur Kolkata: Association Shanti Onlus Corp and Associazione Umanitaria Lucagrisol are the partners of SAMPARC Shanti Haridevpur Kolkata Special Education Support Project. The important aspect of the program is that most needy 92 children of the Haridevpur slums, Kolkata -82, are taken care by the project by 7 teachers and 4 other supporting officials. The impact of the project has tremendous help for the families belonging to poor financial and economic conditions and also is helping children to attend school regularly.