GUWAHATI, July 25 � With an aim to protecting and caring of children in periphery areas of the capital city, the Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection, a non-government organisation working for the betterment of underprivileged children, has undertaken a project to reach out to the deprived and vulnerable tribal children.
A member of the society, Baijayanti Kalita informed that this project is mainly focused on improving the childhood of the tribal children who very often drop out of school or are compelled to earn their livelihood.
�We have chalked out multiple activities for the children so as to provide them an opportunity to access their rights as a children,� said Kalita adding that the programmes would contribute to the personality development of the children as well.
�After enforcement of the Right to Education Act, a number of education programmes have been introduced by the Government in the State. But the true fact is that there are still many children who hardly know the basic arithmetic and literacy skills even after they complete primary education,� said Kalita, pointing out that school drop-out rates were very high in periphery areas in the capital city.
It needs to be mentioned here that the society is implementing different activities in the fringe areas of the city to ensure that the children are not deprived of quality education and organising workshops and camps is one of them.
Under the project, the society is at present conducting a summer camp for tribal children in a MV school at Lokhra. A total of 50 children are participating in the camp. They are enjoying their classes, getting their doubts clarified and are being introduced to different easy methods of learning their lessons.
The children also took part in a yoga session to experience the conscious and creative relationship between mind and body.