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Non-formal Education:

 

We run informal education classes for children who are out of school, many from begging and scavenging families.

 

   For some, this is the first time they have been in a classroom. These children are often breadwinners, supporting the family by selling postcards, sorting through rubbish for resale, brick-making, and many other jobs which you can see here.

 

   We make a small Family Support payment which compensates the family for the time spent in school, and helps ensure consistency in attendance.  The classes last three hours and are fun.  The children learn, and enjoy themselves at the same time.  The Active-Learning approach helps ensure good participation.  To view examples of active learning click here.

 

   You can see photos of our NFE classes down the years, by clicking the links in the column to the left (or below if you are viewing this through a smartphone or tablet). For our current approach to setting up a class click here, and for Phyu Phyu’s experience in starting an NFE class with scavenging children in 2011 click here.

 

  We provide income-generating activities alongside the NFE curriculum. These are intended to introduce children to creative and business skills, and give them the confidence to follow vocational training courses and start their own small businesses, later.  Click here for the income generation and vocational training page, and here for the H4SS Learning Centre which acts as a bridge between NFE classes and more formal educational institutions.  

 

  Many of the children in our classes come from terribly deprived backgrounds, and their families have many problems.  Our teachers do social work with families, visiting every home, talking through the issues that affect them, and helping to resolve their difficulties. 

 

  We feel it to be important that our children think of themselves as ordinary school pupils, so we provide them with some of the things that would be commonplace for children from more prosperous backgrounds. To read about Aye Aye’s approach to supporting the learning environment of our children, please click here.

  

Staff and students selling liquid soap that they had made as an income-generating activity

Making snacks for sale as part of an income-generating exercise