LOVING AN ORPHAN IS LOVING YOURSELF

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 and is filed under Education. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Bangalore : Education, a lifeline and a backbone for our future Lives. Have we ever imagined if we weren’t educated, what will be our lives? A moment when we can’t even spell our names too. Irony is that, we can’t even think of it. Our Bread and butter is based upon something which millions of children are striving for daily. There is nothing greater than spreading happiness and making future of someone. Here is a school, which provide not only free education to orphan children but also build their right personality. There are many school out there providing the same, but the difference Banyan community school gives is the right and healthy atmosphere for every child.

Banyan Community School provides children not only education but also solid foundation for a successful future for the entire family, but also translates into the development of communities over time.

The villagers find solace in simply-constructed structures that serve as schools. Learning in open spaces, in the fields, under the trees, these schools have help to bring communities together and allowed them to dream of a life they would want for their children. This unity enables continual development and expansion of communities thus helping to bring them closer to achieve better life and to create a self-sustaining tribal community. The continual development and expansion brings communities closer towards achieving a better life and creating a self-sustaining tribal community.

“We measure education not only through academic performance but also through the overall success and satisfaction of the individual. Our holistic approach aims to develop children to excel in all aspects of life – socially, psychologically and materially. The methodology promotes cognitive, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth, thus leading to an education that is complete” said the Principal.

Looking at the recent figures, in about 20 million children, about 4% of their population in India and higher than people living in Delhi, are orphan. Of them, parents of only 0.3% children have died and rest have been abandoned. The figure is result of a study done by analyzing data from National Family Health Survey-3 for the year 2005-06 and the population estimation by the Census of India to find the dark spots for children below the age of 18 in India.

But what the study highlight is that a large number of children in India struggle to survive leave alone having access to education and other welfare measures. Some of these children end up being trafficked or pushed into illegal works. Many of the children who are trafficked are those whose parents have died or they have been abandoned.

Street children in India may be homeless because their family is homeless through poverty or migration, or because they have been abandoned, orphaned or have run away. It is not unusual to see whole families living on the sidewalks of Bangalore, or rows of individual children sleeping around the railway station.

Homeless children have the odds stacked against them. They are exposed to the elements, have an uncertain supply of food, are likely miss out on education and medical treatment, and are at high risk of suffering addiction, abuse and illness. A single child alone on the streets is especially vulnerable.

“The purpose of the Banyan school is for students to learn about a part of life they would not find in their textbook,” explained faculty. “We wanted to make studies more interesting and give students a richer understanding of what was happening during the time period we were studying. This project went beyond the textbook; we were able to bring in real life experiences and to interact with other classes.”

Poverty is the prime cause of the street children crisis. Children from well-off families do not need to work, or beg. They live in houses, eat well, go to school, and are likely to be healthy and emotionally secure.Poverty dumps a crowd of problems onto a child. Not only do these problems cause suffering, but they also conspire to keep the child poor throughout his/her life. In order to survive, a poor child in India will probably be forced to sacrifice education and training; without skills the child will, as an adult, remain at the bottom of the economic heap.

In Banyan Community School, students are encouraged to broaden their vision and deepen their roots by appreciating their own cultural heritage as well as that of other nations. They are provided with modern tools as well as the moral and spiritual strength needed to face the challenges of modern day living.

About Banyan Community School

As a non-profit organization, we are looking for a connectivity to the normal public. Our core project is the Banyan Community School through which we are providing free education to 350 children from stone quarries and orphanages. The main focus of the article can be on the free  ducation and the quality of education we provide to the children in an international standards. The school also provides midday meal, supplementary nutrition powder and monthly health check up, skill development programs for a sustainable living once they come out of Banyan Community school.

Our other projects are:

• Feed the Children Project

• Grace Women Empowerment Project

• Vocational Training

• Lovedale Community Nutrition Project

• Lovedale- Self employment and placement linked Skill Development Program

For more details visit: www.lovedalefoundation.org. Ph: 080-65908001, 9886789565

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