Guwahati, Oct 16: With the hope of providing basic education to children living at the slums in the city, Concept Educations in association with UTSAH, a child rights agency, recently launched the Child Protection & Education Programme, a press release said. Through this programme children dwelling in the slums will be provided free education.
Ashutosh Agnihotri, Commissioner & Secretary, Transport Department was the Chief Guest at the programme.
Gautam Saha, Director, Concept Educations, while briefing about the initiative said, “We have been in the field of education for many years and have been doing such activities for the past few years. Having UTSAH with us in the initiative gives it more credibility as they have been dealing with these children for a considerable amount of time due to which we believe this programme will be helpful in changing the lives of these children.”
Talking about UTSAH’s association in the programme, Miguel Das Queah, Founder Chairperson, UTSAH, and Child Rights activist said, “We are glad to be associated with Concept Educations’ for this initiative. They are known for imparting quality education and being able to provide the same to these margilized slum area children is worth appreciating. UTSAH has been working with children from slums for a long time and through this centre which we can help this set of children achieve their human rights.”
Child Protection & Education Programme is an informal study centre where children like school dropouts, child labours and those who have been through substance abuse will be provided basic education. Classes will be held five days a week for two hours daily and basic subjects like English, Mathematics, Assamese, Science, Poetry, etc. will be taught. Two teachers have specially been appointed for this centre. Apart from the regular classes, the centre also has a lot of extra-curricular activities planned for these children.