πŸ“– Learning centres for poor students to be set up

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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 β€˜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 β‚Ή1,500 to β‚Ή2,000 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.

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