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  • Child Labour School
  • Special School for SC Girl Children
  • Support for Literacy & Education Programmes

Child Labour School


Shantidoot is running the school since 1997.


Non-formal, basic education to non-school going children (6 – 14 yrs) who are involved in hazardous jobs.


Rehabilitative support/training and mainstreaming child labours into proper education system.


Awareness generation in the community against child labour.




Survey and identification of non-school going child labours in the assigned area.


Provision of basic education in non-formal mode to 100 identified child labours for three years or till they attain the age of 14 years.


Provision of motivational incentives like free study materials, free mid-day meal and a monthly stipend of Rs. 100.


Provision of rehabilitative vocational training to child labours enrolled in the school.


Develop network and linkage with local govt./non-govt. schools for mainstreaming of students of the school.


Organizing awareness generation activities in the community against child labour.



Beneficiaries: Child labours and community members in the assigned area.


Area served: Slum areas of Gagandiwan, Pakki Talab and Khanquah in Biharsharif, Nalanda District (Bihar).


The Team: Three Teachers, two Vocational Teachers, one Assistant and one Helper.


Supporting Agency: District Child Labour Project Committee, Nalanda, Under National Child Labour Project, Min. of Labour, Govt. of India.

School Location: Gagandiwan, Biharsharif, Nalanda.


All children enrolled in Gagndiwan School belong to minority (Muslim) community involved in bidi-making. 


Special School for SC Girl Children


Shantidoot is running the school since 2007.



Non-formal, basic education to SC girl children (6 – 14 yrs).

Mainstreaming child labours into regular education system.Awareness generation in the community, especially among SCs regarding literacy/education of girl children.




Awareness generation and mobilization of SC community, especially for education of girl children. Non-formal basic education, exclusively to SC girl children (between 6 to 14 years).Provision of motivational incentives - free study materials and free mid-day meal. Organization of school-based and community-based motivation activities. Linkage with nearby govt./non-govt. schools for mainstreaming of students of the school.Advocacy with local administration and district education department.


Beneficiaries: SC girl children and the community.


Area served: Mamurabad Panchayat in Nalanda District (Bihar).


The Team: Headmaster, four Teachers, one Assistant and one Cook/Helper.


Supporting Agency: Own Source (Previously by OMAXE Foundation, New Delhi)


School Location: Mehandinagar, Noorsarai Block, Nalanda District 





Support for Education/Literacy Programmes


Improvement of literacy status and education is one of the most important focus areas of Shantidoot since inception.
Apart from running schools for basic/primary education to disadvantaged sections of society, the organization conducts and actively participates in programmes/activities for promoting literacy status.


Support in ‘Sakshar Bharat’ programme – National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. on 8th September 2009 launched an ambitious programme to impart literacy to over six lakh adult females in low female literacy districts of the country.


The organization actively participates in Sakshar Bharat programmes/activities – selection of trainers, training of trainers, formation of monitoring committees at various levels, support in selection of committee members, awareness & publicity of the programme in rural areas, etc.


Literacy Centre for Physically Challenged children – The organization runs bridge education course, especially for physically challenged children, to provide equal opportunity for education.


Centres are run for three months in rural areas where discrimination against such children is more prevalent. Children are identified during survey for distribution of aids & equipments to disabled persons. Trainers especially trained for teaching disabled children are engaged on assignment basis. Children are also provided with free study materials. After completion of basic education/literacy course the organization helps them in getting enrolled in regular schools of their choice. 


Evaluation of literacy projects – The organization also conducts evaluation of literacy projects/activities. Such evaluation exercises are conducted mainly on request of other (grassroots level) organizations implementing projects.

Such evaluations are normally conducted for non-formal education/literacy centres, literacy camps, adult education centres, etc. The organization has at its disposal experienced personals and professionals to conduct the evaluation.


Research Studies on Literacy/Education – The organization also conducts different kinds of studies to help in developing concepts, planning, implementing or modifying education/literacy promoting projects.


The organization conducts studies on its own or on request of other organization. Professionals supported by field level functionaries experienced in education/literacy projects or activities conduct such studies. The organization has conducted studies on school dropout cases in Muslim weavers’ families, impact study of non-formal education centres, study on literacy awareness programme in SC community, etc.  


Literacy-linked Vocational Courses – Shantidoot is the Parent Body of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) Nalanda. It is a scheme of Min. of HRD, GOI for 15 – 35 year old non-literate/neo-literates.

Vocational courses organized by the Sansthan are literacy-linked in which apart from skill development training literacy classes are organized for trainees. Teaching material for such courses are developed by the Sansthan and also purchased from SRCs. Help from ‘Primers’ developed by SRCs are also taken to impart literacy classes to JSS trainees.






1. To form an egalitarian society where every individual cynosure of poor, oppressed and under privileged get proper opportunity to utilize their inherent productive potential in shaping a developed society.


2. To promote creation of a safe and secure environment for the future generation through attitudinal and behavioral change for sustainable development.


3. To organize and build the capacity of unprivileged and downtrodden section so as to empower them as a civil society body.


4. To promote the cause of National integrity and unity with peace, harmony and justice.



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