At WindowMaster, we take the responsibilities of global citizenship seriously. As part of these efforts, we have decided to sponsor an IT education program under the auspices of the Terre des Hommes Khetwadi School project in Mumbai, India.
This program will have a direct impact on the school project and not at least on the children who attend the school every day. The WindowMaster Khetwadi IT Education Program pays for the school’s first IT equipment and two full-time teachers to run the program for the next two years. The aim is to give the children enough basic IT skills to enable them to find a job after a mandatory exam.
Project name: Street children in Khetwadi
Location: Mumbai, India
Project aim: To get the children to go to school
No. of children: Currently 150 children
The streets of Mumbai are full of children. During the day, when everything is moving, we do not pay much attention to them. But when we pass late at night, we see them huddling together under the street lights, and we know that they seek the light to ward of their fear. They are street children – without homes, but not without hope.
Terre des Hommes works for these children's survival, protection and education.
The Indian organization, IAPA, which operates on a voluntary and unpaid basis, contacts these children and their families to get children to go to school. This is the only way to break the negative social pattern, which is worsened by impaired learning ability due to hunger and malnutrition. This program makes sure the children go to school and ensures them school uniforms, books, school bags, writing materials and a daily meal. The children are also given medical check-ups, vaccinations, health education and hygiene guidance (for the whole family).
The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organizations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.
India, the most populous democracy in the world, is decidedly a country of many contrasts. Despite rapid economic growth, nearly half of the children in the country are malnourished and remain vulnerable due to poor access to safe drinking water and sanitation. School drop-out rates for girls are high, as many get married before adulthood. India is a major source, destination and transit country for child trafficking (linked to debt bondage, forced labor, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, etc.). India is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters.
• 61 out of 1,000 children die before the age of 5 (CH: 4‰)
• 28% of babies weigh less than 2.5 kg at birth
• 12% of children aged 5-14 work
• 47% of girls are married before the age of 18
• In 2013, nearly 17 million people were affected by natural disasters
(Sources: UNDP, UNICEF)
I have completed Tally course from IAPA. I learnt a lot in Tally. The fee was reasonable. In such low fee in no place we can learn Tally. I liked the new version of Computer. We got good practice and our basis become firm. In today’s world it is necessary to know computer. In IAPA because of the low fees I could learn computer for that I will remain grateful and I will always remain grateful.
The experiences that I got while learning were extremely nice. In my future I will be greatly benefitted by the knowledge and experience that I received here in my future life. Once again I would like to thank IAPA for giving me this opportunity to learn.
Teacher’s note: Reshma obtained ‘A+’ grade in ‘Tally’ course. They were charged Rs. 200/- for the course to be sure that they attend the course regularly. This amount was returned back to them.
I get help from IAPA. From there I came to know about the Tally course at IAPA. Moreover the course fees were less. Since the tally version was new, we were excited to learn something new. I was also happy that I will experience something new. Vaishali Miss also taught us well. The computers were also nice. Every day one question was given for practice I improved my accounts also. Every day we were practicing tally. If we were unable to follow anything the teacher used to explain it well. Therefore we had no difficulty in learning.
The knowledge of Tally is going to be of help in future. I have stepped into a new world of technology. I feel happy about it.
Teacher’s note: Sushila obtained ‘A’ grade in ‘Tally’ course. They were charged Rs. 200/- for the course to be sure that they attend the course regularly. This amount was returned back to them.
Std.: First year B.Com.
I like to learn computer. I got come to know that in IAPA there is a computer course. So I took admission in it. I learned Basic and Tally, both computer courses. I joined the course, I learned on new advance computer. I learned various things. We had been taught by computer trained teacher. We got various information about the computer. We enjoyed the computer lessons. Teacher, taught us by very simple method. It learned basic computer from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 o’clock and Tally from 12.00 to 1.00 p.m. Teacher taught us tally also by very simple way, so we able to understand the course. We learned on ASCER computer. In this computer all thing are very good and teacher also taught us very nicely.
Teacher’s Note: Priyanka has obtained ‘B’ grade in basic and also in Tally course.
I have done Tally course in IAPA to learn something new in this competitive age. It was a good experience for intelligent. Promising students this provides a very nice opportunity. The course fee is affordable. The teacher also taught us very well. The fees are affordable to everyone. The teacher also used to teach us very well. This added to our computer knowledge. This course and the knowledge that I gained here will be definitely helpful for me in future. Lot of thanks to IAPA for that.
Teacher’s note: Vaishnavi obtained ‘A’ grade in ‘Tally’ course. They were charged Rs. 200/- for the course to be sure that they attend the course regularly. This amount was returned back to them.
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