The After-School Support Project

Our after-school learning project reaches 40 children from 1st to 9th grade, all from Edayanchavadi village. The children come after school each day for about 2 hours, 5 days a week, in addition to special weekend and holidays activities. Attendance in the program by these-round, with a break during May-June.
The Kids at Sadhana forest
In a peaceful, non-pressured and homelike atmosphere, with the help of Nikadass (a school teacher), his wife Renana and additional volunteers, the children complete their school home work assignments. Peer-to-peer support and mentoring of younger children by older children form part of the method used. The children develop collaborative skills and successful older children become role models for the younger ones.
The Kids are doing their Homework
Supervised play and additional activities are provided for the children, such as art therapy. Volunteers from around the world provide cross-cultural encounter while teaching the children music, theater, dance, art, English language, puppet workshops, re-cycling arts, and co-operative games. As part of the program, the children will also begin to grow an organic vegetable garden, thus gaining practical experience in sustainability.