Last Updated:  07/10/2020

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Project Pitch By: Lakshyam


Proposed Project Title

BUTTERFLY Remedial and Bridge Education Program for Children


Thematic Area

Promotion of education, special education and vocational skills

Sub Thematic Area

Education Programs

Project Synopsis

Project Butterfly was initiated to ensure that no kid is devoid of the fundamental right of Education. Under this project, kids from slum areas who are usually involved in rag picking or selling toys at traffic signals are identified. They are provided bridge education in order to develop a minimum level of learning. Post this, they are enrolled into formal schooling system. We also provide remedial classes in the form of after school education to these students to ensure that they’re learning and do not drop out.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location
Sindhi Basti, Arthala

Key Project Partners

Project Status


Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Children
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 3000 - 10000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description

Based on the comprehensive needs assessment survey conducted by Lakshyam earlier and the periodic community meetings, Lakshyam has identified the needs of community people and the targeted beneficiaries. The activities have been planned so as to cater to specific needs of marginalized children and would follow multi-pronged strategies which can be categorized as:


Remedial and Bridge Education Program:


Children do not just grow in size. They develop, evolve, and mature, mastering ever more complex understandings of the people, objects and challenges in their environment. There is a general pattern or sequence for development that is true of most children. However, the rate, character, and quality of development vary from child to child. Culture influences development in different ways, and the goals for children differ from culture to culture.


The first step will be to mobilize the dropouts, beggars, rag pickers and street children to come to the center and provide children the right counseling of why education is important and that every child must go to school, after which specific education programs will be designed which will be competency based to bridge the gap of education with the children. The main aim of the bridge education will be to give the child the foundation for better understanding of School Curriculum and also to provide information and knowledge that is relevant to the children’s social situation. The ultimate objective will be to prepare the children to enter and complete the mainstream education as well as to prevent the child from exploitation and child labor and wandering around the streets aimlessly. A proper step will be followed for making and collection of documents required for the enrollment in schools. Admissions will be done in the school and the concept of ‘joyful learning’ and ‘play-way method of learning’ is promoted and implemented by Lakshyam which goes a long way in attracting the children to do the schooling.


Lakshyam has designed its model keeping in mind that children can come to Lakshyam center learn the basics of school curriculum and then can be enrolled in the schools. Also, to make sure to reduce the various kind of sexual and physical harassment cases that usually children faces when parents are not around or out for work especially in the area we are working in. Our last step will be to provide remedial education where the children would be taught in afternoon session after they come back from School to help them cope with their new school curriculum, and to be with them till they have successfully completed their education of 5th standard.


Salient Features

  1. To enable quality pre schooling education at community level, which foster physical, mental and social well-being.
  2. To encourage parents to send their children to school.
  3. To get Children out of begging, Rag picking and get them admitted into mainstream schooling via bridge education centre.

About Lakshyam

Lakshyam is an NGO devoted to the destitute and suppressed communities, especially women and children. Established in 2012, Lakshyam is an NGO that uplifts children and women of at-risk communities through education & employment.


We at Lakshyam vowed to put an end to this widespread violation of people’s fundamental rights, especially of women and children residing in the slums of metropolitan cities. We aim to empower them through education and employment by implementing models of development that are tailored to the needs of the community. Lakshyam has organised programmes such as – Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education (wherein basic education is provided to impoverished children through comprehensive learning methods), Lakshyam Toy Library (wherein the child’s growth is supplemented using educational toys, games and books in an environment which cultivates and encourages the child’s imagination and creativity), Rooh – Awakening Women’s soul (wherein women are empowered to generate self-employment and a means of income using training of vocational and professional skills).


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