IDEA runs these centers in slums where there are many ‘out of school’ children. These centers focus on ‘ school readiness’.
This is a start-up program where the children are taught the basics with the help of poems, games and activities, thereby creating an interest in them towards schooling. These children are enrolled in school as early as possible. In addition to the mainstream education, they continue to attend the ‘ Play & learn’ centers run by IDEA so that a close monitoring of their progress is possible.
The beneficiary children get medical care, supplementary nutrition, school materials, opportunities for their overall development through play and age appropriate art & craft activities. Through regular meetings parents are informed about the progress made by the children.