Over the last few years, it was reported that around 15,000 families living on the banks of the Coovum River and around 10,000 families living along the Adyar River Bank were relocated Perumbakkam, on account of post-flood rehabilitation measures.
Perumbakkam resettlement site has one Primary School and a High School within the settlement colony for entire 25,000 families. Many of the children are studying outside to Perumbakkam and have less access to quality of education and often struggle to sources of supportive school environment. We are sparked by high-profile cases involving children who commit violent crimes have escalated in Perumbakkam.
Therefore Turning Point Educational Trust is proposed to extend support for children residing in urban slums through provision of non-formal remedial learning methods
In order to be an effective interface between the deprived children and government schools to bring lasting impact of the intervention, Facilitators are the most valuable resource. We make sure that the facilitators possess important attributes like Patience, creativity, excellent communication, interpersonal skills and dedication, as they are the ones who develop a relationship of a guiding friend and gradually becoming a mentor for each child to generate self-confidence.
With the funds raised through this initiative, Turning point would be able to extend Honorarium to 5 facilitators and one coordinator, for a period of 3 months.