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Transformation of slums

Activities of education, health care and self-reliance in Slums for Social Transformation

Jaagarana was started in 1989 and is aimed at improving the living standards of slum dwellers. It aims at social transformation through individual transformation. Along with education, healthcare, vocational training, child care, adolescent girls education, women empowerment the project also facilitates self-reliance and propagates culture.

Overview

18% of Bangalore’s population live in slums.
Over 800 recognized slums in Bangalore.
Few are well established slums and few are in the making.
Every construction activity brings migrant labor and eventually leads to the creation of a slum.

Challenges

  • Lack of water supply and drainage system.
  • Health issues due to poor hygiene.
  • Parents are mostly illiterate.
  • Low income and zero awareness.
  • Children lack support at home for education.
  • Alcoholism among men.
  • Breeding ground for anti-social and anti-national activities.
  • Drug abuse among adolescents and young adults.

Our footprint

After School Learning Centers: Developing Culture of Education in Slums


To provide after-school support for students up to 10th std and beyond till completion of studies.
To impart Samskars/value education and impart knowledge about culture and heritage.

ActivityNumbersBeneficiaries
Primary School Learning Center2254983
High School Learning Center25614
Govt School Activity Center8600
Pre Primary School (Shishu Mandira)3125
Day Care Center (Balagokula)3200
Value Education Center (Samskara Kendra)2004600
Library In A Bag (Jolige Pustakalaya)2003912
Library For College Students160
Summer Camps2251900

Health initiatives: Developing good health in slums

General Health check-up camps, Eye check-up camps, Women health check-up camps, Adolescent girls awareness programs etc.

Type of CampNosBeneficiariesTreatment or Medicines
Health check-up camps489839
Eye check-up camps9815,919Medicines – 4534
Cataract operations – 1011
Spectacles – 8583
Women health check-up camps18026
Adolescent girls awareness camps321110

Vocational Training: Developing livelihood skills for self Sustenance in Slums.

To enhance employability, livelihood, self-reliance, encourage entrepreneurship and help youth to start businesses.

Type of CenterNosBeneficieriesPlaced
Computer Training Center62470872
Tailoring Training Centers21450Placed – 614
Self Employed – 180
Self Help Groups833 set up
own business
Computer Training
Tailoring
Tuition
Free health Checkup
Self defense training