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Nawabpur Children's Project

Nawabpur Childrens Project
Nawabpur Childrens Project

Nawabpur Children's Project

Nawabpur is situated near New Town area, under Reckjoani district, West Bengal, where we worked from 2003 to 2011. We had built a 2000 sq ft building for the education of underprivilege students living there and also supported their basic meal and medical necessities. Within 2011 all the students graduated from high school which led to the discontinuation of this project. One of the children named Wasir Ahmed also graduated as an Engineer from Heritage College and we supported him throughout his journey to become an engineer. 

Promise Initiative

 

Keeping in mind the educational needs of the children of Promise, for the past year, a literacy initiative has been established by the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas.  The Chair of the Literacy Studies Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the university has teamed up with one of our directors at Promise to bring cutting-edge teaching methods to the children of Promise. The graduate students at the university use Skype as a teaching medium and help kids in the slums of Kolkata halfway across the globe to learn the English language, using quality bilingual picture books. 

 

The Skype sessions are carried on from Texas and New York with Kolkata. So far, they have worked with the children for 3 semesters (summer & fall ’12, and spring ’13).  The department is trying to engage in fund-raising projects so that they can provide Promise with the quality computer (s) that will enhance the quality of Skype.

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