NGO in India for children education

Lakshyam is an NGO in India for children education. It also caters to the needs of young disadvantaged women and help them towards reaching their future goals and needs. Lakshyam has already built a steady unwavering base in the country by positively influencing the lives of more than 40000 children spread across over 17 states. The amount of hard work and effort which Lakshyam has sincerely put in, is maintained equally across various regions. It aims to enhance the lives of more and more children and women every single day.

The reputed NGO in India for children education recently launched a welfare program for children known as “Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education”. Butterfly was established for providing education not merely with books and texts but also with a better understanding of human nature, behaviour, personality, life and existence, psychology etc. which could help in a well-rounded development of the children. This ‘holistic’ approach inflates the children’s ability to think and imagine. These two aspects, without doubt are the most important for mental growth of children. The logo of the Butterfly exemplifies ‘Freedom’. Each and every child has the right to live freely and not be bound by the chains of evil like child-labour. They have the right to education and right to freedom. Butterfly has managed to spread the awareness and it is about time when it reaches more and more children in the world.

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Lakshyam provides the platform for teaching English, Hindi, Mathematics and Computer Science to the children. Children who find it difficult to deal with the basic subjects like English in private or government institutions have access to free tutorials as well. In addition to the teachers who already work there, Lakshyam has also provided the scope of teaching, to volunteers from various regions of the country. Many of these volunteers are an eclectic mix of graduates of subjects like Economics, Psychology, Mathematics etc. It is a fact that every such individual has his or her own way of teaching, which helps in a more uniform and diverse growth and development of a child, and thus making him or her, free from a specific constraint of thought and imagination. With the aspect of “freedom” in its core, Lakshyam also takes into consideration the importance of entertainment. It gives the children, an opportunity to showcase their talents in music, art, dance and other activities. Health and sanitation are of utmost importance and the NGO takes care of this too.

A rather more unique approach for welfare and happiness of the children emanated when Lakshyam established many toy libraries across Delhi. Toys are the most important materialistic goods in a child’s life. Children express their feelings and thoughts through toys. These toy libraries have an assemblage of toys and story books which were collected in toy boxes, set up in various schools. This child welfare program has three centres in India today namely – Ghaziabad, Kurukshetra and Vasant Kunj. The greatest challenge of Lakshyam was when they ventured into helping the rag pickers community in Ghaziabad, which is the newest centre. Despite the difficulties, Lakshyam has managed to change the lives of many of these children who might have shared the fate of their parents. Remedial schools have been set up which provide basic education on English, Hindi, Mathematics, Sanitation, Hygiene and general awareness. The creative mind-set of the children endows them the ability to make paper quilling jewellery, dolls etc. which are sold in the market, which in return help them to raise funds for themselves. Lakshyam has so far been successful in transmuting the insipid lives of many children and would continue to do so till the world becomes a better place to live in.

Child Welfare Organizations in India – Building A Better Future For Children

With over 12 million child workers (on paper, possible there could be more than 60 million child workers) out of 440 million children, India is sadly the home to the largest number of child labourers in the world.

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International Labour Organization defines ‘Child Labour’ as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to mental and physical development. It refers to work that:

  • Is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and
  • Interferes with their schooling by:
  • Depriving them of the opportunity to attend school;
  • Obliging them to leave school prematurely; or
  • Requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.

Over 50% of children face some kind of sexual abuse in India.

Nearly 2 million children in India do not live till the age of 5.

79% of children below the age 3, have anaemia in India.

Lakshyam NGO : Hands to Hearts
Lakshyam NGO : Hands to Hearts

However, there are various child welfare organizations in India that are working very hard to pull them out of the extreme conditions and return their lost childhood. One such child welfare organization is Lakshyam, an NGO covering PAN India that works for building a safe, habitable world for the unfortunate lot of our society. Since its inception in 2004 till today, Lakshyam has touched well over 18,000 lives in 11 states and directly benefitted them. With over 4 projects working towards child welfare, women empowerment as well as slum development; it steers infallible schemes that would holistically benefit the poor.

Lakshyam currently runs two programs for child welfare, “Butterfly” and “Lakshyam Toy Library”.

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Image Sources: Lakshyam Butterfly Child Welfare program

Lakshyam launched a Child welfare program named “Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education” that symbolizes freedom with the wings of a butterfly. The concept of ‘Butterfly’ is based upon imparting the two most crucial aspects of welfare, a holistic education and well-round development. With this objective, children at Lakshyam are taught Hindi, English, Math and Computer Sciences, in purview of methodically filling in the gaps in formal education. When a child who is not very well-versed with English or computer language suffers in government or private schools, Lakshyam’s remedial centre provides free of cost tutorials

CENTER BENEFICIARIES
GHAZIABAD 100
KURUSHETERA 40
VASANT KUNJ 120
TOTAL 260

The other child welfare program by Lakshyam is Lakshyam Toy Library. Lakshyam has always believed that money is not the only thing that builds a childhood; it is love too. Widely unnoticed, but children develop a strong and deep bond with their toys. In times of loneliness, it is toys that keep us company. Unfortunately, being poor in India is not only lack of money; it is lack of love too. To fill in this gap in their childhood, Lakshyam came up with a brilliant idea of a Toy Library.

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Image sources: Lakshyam toy Library

Lakshyam set up its first toy library 8 years ago with thousands of toys collected from various schools across Delhi. Now, it has 16 of them throughout the country. Children can access these toys whenever, however they want. Lakshyam’s aim to fill in this void in their lives has been so far successful. With storybooks and toys, Lakshyam wishes for the children to have a normal life without any depravity.

NGO in Delhi for Children

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Lakshyam NGO

Children are the future of a country. To ensure that every child in the country gets access to proper education, healthy lifestyle and good values, several NGOs especially in Delhi have come into the picture. They have taken up the responsibility to nurture and shape the future of the underprivileged and vulnerable children and hold their hands in times of need.

The route or method might differ from one NGO to the other, but the ideologies and objective remain the same. It is to work selflessly and sincerely to help improve the condition of the children and also inspire others to do the same.

NGOs like Lakshyam, CRY, Uday and Smile foundation and many more have set out to make this vision possible not only in Delhi but also in other branches in India to take up as many children as possible. The different training programmes adopted by these NGOs provide layers of exposure to the children and prepare them for the future endeavors. Be it life skills or general knowledge, there are constant efforts being made to uplift the mental horizons of the children. When the vision is clear, then only can the children think of breaking free from the shackles of their present and work to create a better tomorrow.

These NGO in Delhi for Children have covered lakhs of children under them and changed the lives of so many of them. The international recognition received by them is a testament to the scale at which the NGOs reach out.

It is only with the efforts of each and every one who is involved in the cause that has helped make this project a success. If everyone tries to contribute in any way in their locality than we can expect a change in the years to come.