Another non formal education centre opens in Bhatyan
Ninth non formal education centre of NARMADALYA opened in Bhatyan on 1 February. The function was attended by village elders and well wishers.Around 50 children mainly from the nearby slum attended the ceremony. The guests spoke on the necessity of such education that helps the underserved segment of the society and pledged to support the centre.
Children were given chocolate and biscuits. Each one of them also received a slate, drawing book and crayons. They all seemed excited about the opening of a ‘school’ right at their door steps.
As per an initial survey in this area 37 of the 67 children do not go to school. The people living in this area are mainly tribals who have migrated from different parts of Madhya Pradesh in search of work. They now work as farm labourers. Education is not a priority in their life, so the children are not even encouraged to go to school although there is a government school within a distance of 1km.
Three local teachers have undergone training at Lepa Punarvas to take charge of the newly opened NARMADALAYA .