( ASHA SISHU SIKSHA PROJECT )
The Asha Sishu Siksha Project (ASSP) initiated in 1996 has 11 non-formal education centers in the slum areas of the Howrah and Hooghly districts in West Bengal. Each year around 200 children are mainstreamed into formal schools. The aim of the ASS project is to mainstream and empower children at risk through education and life skill programs. ASSP provides education and healthcare services to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, including those from low-income families and marginalized communities. The project focuses on providing education that is inclusive and holistic, taking into account the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of each child.
In addition to education, ASSP provides developmental opportunities, such as life skills training, vocational training, and counseling services. These programs aim to help children develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
The healthcare component of the ASS Project provides medical treatment and support to children who are suffering from illnesses and disabilities. The project works with local healthcare providers to provide medical services, including preventive care and treatment for illnesses, as well as rehabilitation services.