Education

EDUCATION

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HCSSS wants to educate not just the minds of children but also their hearts as it will empower them to earn their livelihood and lead a dignified life. HCSSS is especially concerned that the most disadvantaged or vulnerable girl children to grow into strong women.


Out-Of-School Time Education Programme For Girl Children

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GLOW Clubs

GLOW Clubs are designed for girls with the age group of 11 to 14 years. Each Club serves 15-20 girls by trained mentors, bringing them together once a week for two hours after school for enhance girls’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges.


Sustainable solutions for menstrual hygiene for underprivileged girls & women:

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The objective of this project is spread awareness of the need of menstrual hygiene and issues related to it by offering free reusable fabric sanitary pads to underprivileged girls and women. To empower women by making them a part of this project and provide them with free training making of reusable fabric sanitary pads for self employment opportunity.


Celebration of International Day of the Girl Child

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We celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child in every year to focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. In our target area, teenage girls drop out of school, due to forced marriages or child labor. Our priority is Gender equality and the support of young girls to make their voice and ideas heard for sustainable development.

We committed to celebrating this day in every year to ensure that all girls have access to quality education and a dignified life.


This programme supports girls in building their:

  • Self-Advocacy Skills: with content focused on increasing girls' ability to effectively communicate and assert their own interests, desires, needs, and rights
  • Positive Future Outlook: with content designed to improve how girls perceive their future options
  • Educational Engagement: with content designed to increase girls’ educational attainment
  • Healthy Choices: with content designed to improve girls' capacity to make informed choices about their physical, mental, social, and emotional health
  • 21st Century Skills: with content designed to increase girls’ skills and abilities needed to succeed in work and life

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

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SEASONAL HOSTEL

Seasonal Hostel for children of poor rural and tribal families that migrate seasonally to earn a subsistence living. Because children accompany their parents (father and mother) they drop out of village school. This phenomenon of distress seasonal migration was highly neglected in our target area. The program with kind support from SSA, Govt. of AP has covered over 50 families in multiple migration sectors by providing food and shelter for their children to continue their education.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMME

One of the challenges among children of Indigenous communities in our target area is that they drop out of the school system at lower primary grade. This is mainly due to low learning outcomes at primary level and weak foundation skills in subjects. HCSSS has initiated the Academic support programme with kind support from Vista Hermosa foundation (USA) to provide education and study materials to above children.

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ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME

The goal of the project was to impart basic and functional literacy to illiterate indigenous women. This was achieved by organizing of night schools for women with kind support from SLCW- Switzerland and APMSS- Govt. of India, now they are capable to organize SHG’s successfully.

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LIFE SKILLS IN NON-FORMAL CONTEXTS FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

With kind support from MSME, Govt. of India and Yak foundation (The Netherlands), we organized vocational trainings on fashion designing and computers for underprivileged, adolescent girls, low-literate youth. The aim of this project is to impart education and skill development in children, youth and women so that they can live a life of dignity and respect.