Most of us have access to everything — the internet, smartphones, televisions, but there is a segment of our society that does not even have access to clean drinking water or electricity. You can look up for this segment of the population in your city and you will find some areas that are disconnected from the world of modern appliances. Access to education is critical in this difficult time, and this is where Pehchaan: The Street School comes up with innovative solutions to assist underprivileged children in in continuing their studies.
Some people think, some people speak, but only a few work on the ground. Pehchaan: The Street School is a six-year-old NGO that is doing a great job of teaching underprivileged children for free. Their vision is to make education accessible and affordable to all. These guys are working during the pandemic as well. From holding donation drives for smartphones to providing study material (including stationery, books and notebooks) to all of their students, these teachers have emerged as the academic saviours to these children.
Everything is given by these volunteers. Children are taught by them every weekend. During the pandemic, teaching has been shifted to the online mode because the students were lagging behind in this world of competition.
The school has centres in Indraprastha (near metro station), Kirti Nagar, Paschim Vihar, Mayur Vihar, GTB Nagar and Laxmi Nagar in Delhi. Other than these, the schools has centres in Noida and Dehradun, too. One can contribute to the NGO in the form of money, stationery items, chocolates, and recently, new or old smartphones that can be used by students for their online studies.