Bodhgaya, State of Bihar, India
The education program focuses on setting up and managing Children’s Activity Centres (CACs) in the project area:
- CACs allow children aged between 5 and 14 years to develop their reading skills, imagination and self-expression.
- Facilitators at the CACs play an important role by inviting children to read aloud, to enact or tell the stories they particularly liked, and to draw and make craft items related to these stories.
- CACs also provide inputs to children regarding personal hygiene, and organize outdoor games as well as parent meetings.
To sustain the CACs it in the long run, IFPD and Agragami have started to partner with governmental schools, and to run CACs within school premises so that all children coming to school can take advantage of the facilities of the CACs.