The Mamta - Girl Child Learning Centers "Hamari
Beti Shiksha Kendra" - (supported by the TITAN
Kanya - Girl Child Education Initiative and MPS Limited)
are currently operational in 108 villages of two states Uttarakhand and Himachal at District Dehradun and Sirmour respectively.
The focus of the Girl Child Learning Centres program
is to create a nurturing and supportive environment
for out of school girl children between the ages of
6-14 years and to sufficiently educate them and help
them enrol in mainstream schools.
The project is a partnership between three organisations. The implementing partners are Mamta Samajik Sanstha, Dehradun and CSR. The project is funded by the CSR wing of TITAN Industries Ltd. TITAN Kanya – Girl Child Education Initiative. Besides this, we are working for their all round development like health care, nutrition support, skill development, confidence building etc using right based approach.
The following activities have been conducted under
the program in the Half-yearly period of April –
I. Survey and Identification of project
45 villages of Vikasnagar and Sahaspur blocks were visited and surveyed to identify girls between the ages of 6-14 years who were primary school dropouts or those who had never been to school.
Of these 45 villages, 30 were selected on the basis of meeting the criteria of having a minimum of 30 such slow learner girls in a particular village.
Mamta Staff then verified these surveys and met with
the girls enrolled in the learning centres in each
of these 30 villages.
II. Selection of Teachers and finalisation
of centre locations
Once the 30 villages with slow learner girls were
identified and verified, teachers for these centres
were found. These teachers were local girls and women
living in and around Vikasnagar and Sahaspur block.
A key feature of the project is that the physical location of the learning centre must be contributed by the village community themselves. This helps build among the community the need to prioritize girl child education.
Click here to see MSS Activity Report April-Dec
here to see MSS Girl Child Learning Centre