B Braun for Children Education - Humanitarian touch through CSR Activity
The CSR initiative of B-Bruan Medical Pvt Ltd is a laudable step of the company towards a sustainable development well in accord with the guidelines of World Business Council of Sustainable Development. This initiative strengthens further the motto of B.Braun - “Sharing expertise – sharing knowledge”. The initiative “B.Braun for Children” prompted the CSR program with Sarva Seva Sangh [SSS] Mumbai which developed a project called Child Development Program dedicated to the cause of the underprivileged children, especially children of waste pickers, gutter cleaners and pavement children.
Sarva Seva Sangh (SSS) is a registered non-government organization established in 1979 in Pune. Sarva Seva Sangh of Mumbai works with Waste Pickers, Substance Abusers, School-Dropout-Youth (Community College), Street and Working Children and HIV infected/affected individuals
B.Braun supports SSS monetarily by contributing towards the teachers salary & some other expenses along with employee engagement programs.
As on date we have around 134 children studying at 7 Balwadis.
SSS always strived hard for the education of these children. They keep motivating the parents to send their kids to the school. They have also started encouraging the HIV infected parents to send their kids to the balwadis. Medical Camps & teacher’s trainings are been frequently arranged in all the balwadis. It is an important aspect of the monthly activities.
The Main Objectives are as follows :
• Preparing the children for the normal education.
• Orientation for children who are of school going age.
• Rescuing children from child labour and child abuse.
• Motivating parents to send their children to school.
Currently we have around 134 children studying at 7 Balwadis
Child Development Programme (CDP) is envisaged to provide an opportunity for the children to grow in a holistic manner in their own localities where the resources are limited and the environment is less than adequate. This programme offers a five fold approach to the existing situation of these children.
a.Pre-school centres (balwadis)
b.Health and hygiene
d.Counselling and awareness sessions to the parents regarding child labour, child abuse, child trafficking and HIV/AIDS
e.Enrolment in schools for those in school going age and partial scholarship
Every balwadi has a trained teacher who spends a minimum of three hours per day with the children (Monday to Saturday). Each child receives a slate to start writing. There is no fixed syllabus to follow, rather guidelines for the teacher. Every month there is an evaluation of the progress where all the teachers come together to share their experience and sort out any difficulty collectively.
The bigger children are encouraged to progress faster and to learn quickly the basics of writing and reading. All children of school going age would be encouraged to enrol in schools for the formal education. Every child above four years learns alphabets in Marathi and English and numbers till 100. The bigger children are also taught basic Mathematics and English. Drawing, crafts and singing is daily routine. Teachers are initiated into creative ways of teaching.