Under a new initiative, mobile education units in Noida and Greater Noida will provide special classes to the street children including English and skill development to keep them away from anti-social activities. The initiative ‘Nanhe Parinde’ is a joint effort of Noida Police and the HCL foundation.
An official statement said ‘As part of the first of its kind initiative in Uttar Pradesh,
the program will connect over 1,500 children living in difficult circumstances with education, digital literacy, spoken English and sports over three years in Gautam Buddh Nagar’.
“Five mobile education units have been especially furbished and set up to ensure safe spaces for children to get academic support (Math and Science), art lessons, digital literacy, English language skills, coaching in sports, wherever possible, such as Football, Volleyball, Athletics, Boxing, Kabaddi and indoor games,” it said.
“This initiative is also expected to reduce the rate of school dropout and juvenile crime rates in the community by conducting bridge education activities, coaching and after-school support classes under the supervision of local police officers and NGO staff regularly,” the statement added.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna said the main aim is to provide nutrition and learning to the street children to keep them away from criminal and anti-social activities.