J.J. Cluster, Srinivaspuri
(RC Delhi Garden City supported since 1999)
The Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City has been associated with the Basti Vikas Kendra (also referred as Balwadi) in Sriniwaspuri, Delhi since 1999. The school comprises of a small courtyard flanked by 2 class rooms, a small kitchen and two bathrooms.
The Slum School caters to about 65 children of casual laborers living in the adjacent slums and who belong to the economically weaker and backward sections of society. With both their parents having to go out to earn a day's living, these children, 3 to 6 years in age, receive a full day's care at this facility, including primary education, mid-day meals, uniforms, toys, medical check-ups, festival celebrations etc.
Every year we aim to enroll all eligible children to the formal education system, usually a primary school run by the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi). Typically, 50+ children are admitted to regular schools in the vicinity every year.