Children who are out of school or irregular are being supported at one of the bastis at Sarkhej, Ahmedabad to learn and eventually go to school
Samerth started its work in 2001. Samerth runs Early Child Education Centres (ECECs) and support classes focusing primarily on creative learning for children below 3 years. Till now a total 4312 children have availed services from -16 Early Childhood Education Centers (At present 5 ECECs are operational) and out of that -2835 children have enrolled in regular schools.
Another area of focus is to enhance the quality of education in government schools. High drop-out ratio from schools have emerged as prime concerns that encouraged Samerth to open support classes to provide tutorial support to academically weak students. We have helped to reenroll 87 children till now, (total dropout 123) especially girls of that area. Support classes are also helping migrant children for that area for getting birth certificate that can help them to get enrolled in regular school.
Quality and creative teaching and learning methods encouraged the Integrated Child Development Schemes (ICDS) to open more Anganwadis in these areas. When Samerth started the work in 2002 there were only 4 anganwadi working in this area and now the intervention area has 92 Anganwadis and one mobile anganwadi is in operation. Samerth helped in bridging the gaps between communities and Anganwadi workers by giving them training. So far Samerth has trained 325 anganwadi workers on early childhood education.
Samerth works with the adolescent girls for skills and leadership trainings and has reached out to 1681 young girls.
Samerth runs mobile library and community library and has covered 44395 children in the age group of 5 to 16 and also covered 40472 community members through community library.