The first Manana Support School started in 2008 for less privileged
children in the neighbourhood who were finding it difficult to cope with their studies at school, or who had dropped out.
Belonging to weaker sections of the society, the children attend understaffed schools with sometimes over 50 students in a class.
Having economically challenged backgrounds, their parents are unable to afford private tuitions that even children from the most elite schools find necessary to use in order to keep up with the curriculum and compete.
The aim of the Support Program is to make learning a more meaningful and enjoyable experience by providing a friendly, quiet,
comfortable environment, and individual attention through quality educators (tutors) where the children can freely ask questions and clarify their doubts.
Over time it became apparent that a wider holistic view of the children’s development was needed, and
now academic inputs are supplemented by field visits, as well as a health and nutrition program.
The School Support program is one of our most vibrant activities and is run through mostly small donations from the many friends of Manana.
Donations are used mainly for:
- Teacher (Tutor) fees
- Mid-evening nourishing snack
- Field outings
- Books and stationery materials
If you would like to give disadvantaged children a chance to flourish and compete in our society, please participate by contributing to this cause by reading up on how to support us through a donation.