Survey & Parent Awareness by Udaan-Pune

UDAAN Pune is Pune chapter of informal employee group of Geometric Ltd and 3DPLM. Udaan volunteers have been working with Every Child Counts campaign for last couple of years now. Last year they conducted survey of children living in labour camps on construction sites near Hinjewadi and enrolled them in nearby ZP school. (Read the story here.)

This year again Udaan volunteers stepped in to help out-of-school children in Hinjewadi-Wakad area reach schools. The volunteers visited labour camps on construction sites and spoke with labourers about education of their children. Details of children were collected for the purpose of school admissions.

 

The volunteers even arranged street-play to demonstrate importance of education and benefits of Right To Education act.
The labourer parents were surprised to see these highly educated youngsters ‘wasting’ their weekend time just to ensure every child from the camp attends school.
The parents provided all necessary details of their children and showed interest in sending their children to schools.
 
The Every Child Counts campaign will continue till we ensure every child reaches school.
Thanks to volunteer groups like Udaan that we feel confident of achieving this goal soon!