The Welfare Department of the BBMP has decided to help backward class students to study better by setting up learning centres in each ward.
Story so far: As a part of the ‘Vidyarthi Belaku’ scheme of the Welfare Department, the BBMP aims to help underprivileged children who do not have a suitable studying environment at home. The centres will have a trained teacher, and books and the rooms will be well-lit.
- The centres will be set up 500 metres to 1km away from students’ homes or slum colonies to allow easy access.
- The Department has tied up with various NGOs to facilitate this initiative and found many volunteers to help the cause.
Contracts for NGOs: NGOs will be awarded contracts if they hire graduates and undergraduates on a monthly honorarium of ₹1,500 to ₹2,000 in exchange for monitoring the centres. The idea of this initiative is to prevent students from deviating from their studies due to a lack of space. They will be taught leadership, communication and other skills.