Empowerment through Education
Manana has been involved with empowerment through education and learning ever since its inception. It promotes and develops youth skills in such a way as to enhance employment opportunities. Its central objective is the promotion of youth confidence by creating awareness and providing opportunities for active participation in their community and society as a whole.
Manana has developed into a centre for the underprivileged children. Remedial and supplementary classes are conducted for school children. The emphasis is on the creation of learning tools thereby making learning a joyful process.
Manana Support School:
Making Education a Joyful & Meaningful Experience for Children
There are a number of underprivileged children in our neighbourhood who are finding it difficult to cope with their studies at school or have dropped out. Belonging to economically weaker sections of the society, they cannot afford private tuitions. The schools themselves are understaffed with over 40-50 students in each class.
While Manana has been informally helping such students for a few years, we have now started a Support School that will provide them with sound communication skills, and improve conceptual understanding and problem solving abilities. Our aim is to make education a more meaningful and enjoyable experience for the children. The idea is to provide a friendly atmosphere where the children will get individual attention and can freely ask questions and clarify their doubts.
The Support School has introduced a computer literacy programme in their curriculum with effect form July 2009. The children showed a very keen interest in learning to use the computer and to find information on the Internet and were quick to pick up the basics. This was welcomed by the parents of the children who otherwise would not have been able to afford such classes for them.
The success of Manana School Support Programme at Greater Kailash has led us to open our second centre at Sangam Vihar, in September 2011.
Read more on the School Support Program.