“About 49% of the total population of Delhi lives in slum areas, unauthorized colonies and about 860 jhuggi- Jhopri clusters with 4,20,000 jhuggies.” The capital’s civic bodies said in a note filed before the supreme court on management of municipal solid waste.
Encouraged by our overwhelming achievements and the excellent record we aim to set up more Zahra Educational Centres for the underprivileged children at the many slums of Okhla. Having already started from Batla House slums our aim is to set up more Zahra Educational Centres in the slums of Noor Nagar, Taimur Nagar and Jasola as well in the next two years for the underprivileged children who don’t have access to proper education. We firmly believe and understand that these children have immense potential and can compete with any private school going students if provided with right resources.
The majority of our target group residing in these slums are migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and other neighboring states. They are either unemployed or get occasional/temporary employment opportunities which mean they hardly have enough income to even feed their families. Parents now understand the importance of education and the positive role it can play in changing their lives but they don’t have money, time and environment conducive enough to make their wards literate.
We also recognize the fact that if not given proper and timely guidance there is a higher probability that these children can become delinquent and get indulge in anti social activities.