We started this project from Yamuna Pusta Jugghi, Delhi people residing in this area are relocated to JJ colony Bawana now. This area is one of the crime prone areas of Delhi. It all started when we identified about 200 children and helped them for their enrolment in Grace Mission School.
With regular visits and small summer camps we really tried to make a difference residing in these marginalised areas of Delhi. We knew we were on the right track when we got a lovely feedback from our Children’s summer camp in 2010. They loved this idea by IVF where we not only engage but also best at their creative sides.
After 10th std. in 2012 our children started coming back to the community. We felt that there is an urgent need to community visits. We initiated our community visits and did counselling and awareness sessions for approx. 60 children in our community.
With the regular follow up’s and rising numbers arose a need of a Community centre. We started the very first Community Centre in 2014 where we not only did our counselling and awareness classes but also opened a library and allowed children to play games. Many children in the community also use the centre as a study hall and come and study in that hall in case they have space crunch or some family issues.
Highlight of our community project is – ‘Community action plan’ this started in year 2011. Every winter an individual project is given to a child for social cause. In order to sensitize them about their community and also imbibe an idea to give back to the society. Students identified three poor families in their communities and helped them by raising in kind support like oil/ration/food/eatables/toiletries. They not only mobilised resources but also painted their houses tip to toe.
In order to channelize their efforts and to sensitize young minds we decided in 2014 to make a youth group. This group was formed and meetings were held which included segregation of their work under different heads if health, food, hygiene and so on. Recently in February we conducted a training for youth to learn magazine/newspaper designing.
This training resulted in publishing a youth magazine by our community youth group in 2016.