ENLIGHT - The Girl Child Education project

“ENLIGHT - Girl Child Education”  project is joint initiative of Aide et Action and Capgemini to promote Access & Quality Education for girls living in difficult circumstances thereby giving them an opportunity to build a better future.

PROJECT LOCATION

The project is implemented in 9 cities (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Trichy, Salem, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad)

Target Group: 10,000 girls living in difficult circumstances across a period of five years. It encompasses;

  • Children with Disabilities, Street Children, Child Laborers
  • Abused Children, Children in Institutions
  • Children infected/ affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Missing Children, Trafficked Children, Children in Prostitution, Children of Commercial Sex Workers and other disadvantaged parents
  • Children of Prisoners, Child victims of Crime
  • Children affected by Natural Calamities and Civil unrest
  • Children in conflict with Law

The Project engages employees of CAPGEMINI as Mentors for the children!

The Project aims to impart 7 key benefits; Knowledge, Skills, Right Attitude, Dignity, Identity, Leadership, Philanthropy (giving back to the community – helping the community)

Key Concept Applied: The Quantum Leap 4 Quality Education is the baseline concept for the project. The concept recognizes the multiple vulnerabilities faced by children and helps them to move beyond a certain threshold level (a Quantum Jump) thus protecting their opportunities for continued education amidst any form of disturbance in the external environment. The concept promotes competencies in reading, writing and arithmetic, functional English, computer skills and practical engagement in environmental regeneration.

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Access and quality Primary education to children in difficult circumstances (especially girl child)
  • Strengthen Community based education governance (Effective functioning of schools)
  • Cognitive development of children via access to wider learning spaces through technology (ICT).
  • Instill better health & hygienic practices, protection and restoration of environment amongst children.

KEY FOCUS AREAS

  • Enhance competency levels and prepare children for higher education
  • Promoting community participation in school governance
  • Enhancing capacities of Teachers and promoting innovative and inclusive pedagogy
  • Developing ICT skills amongst children thereby enabling them to access wider sphere of knowledge and learning.
  • Building awareness on health & hygiene and encouraging ecological restoration

ABOUT CAPGEMINI

With more than 130,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

P.B.Sajeev - Regional Head (Programme Development and Support), South Asia

Mobile: +91 – 9445035717

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