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.
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.
- 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.
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.
|Primary School Learning Center||225||4983|
|High School Learning Center||25||614|
|Govt School Activity Center||8||600|
|Pre Primary School (Shishu Mandira)||3||125|
|Day Care Center (Balagokula)||3||200|
|Value Education Center (Samskara Kendra)||200||4600|
|Library In A Bag (Jolige Pustakalaya)||200||3912|
|Library For College Students||1||60|
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 Camp||Nos||Beneficiaries||Treatment or Medicines|
|Health check-up camps||4||898||39|
|Eye check-up camps||98||15,919||Medicines – 4534
Cataract operations – 1011
Spectacles – 8583
|Women health check-up camps||1||80||26|
|Adolescent girls awareness camps||32||1110|
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 Center||Nos||Beneficiaries||Placed|
|Computer Training Center||6||2470||872|
|Tailoring Training Centers||2||1450||Placed – 614
Self Employed – 180
|Self Help Groups||48||3||3 set up