District administration has initiated an innovative project aimed at providing education and skill development opportunities as well as career guidance to children of Safaikaramcharis working in Municipal Committee, Rajouri.
Project “100 Dreams” has been designed and launched by the district administration under which 112 children of Safaikaramcharis of Municipal Committee Rajouri will be provided educational assistance, financial support an
d all pre-requisites for career development and exploring best possible employment avenues.
District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary informed that administration is concentrating on career development of marginalised sections and a number of initiatives are being taken up for students of Nari Niketan, Bal Asharam, Pahari and Tribal Girls hostels apart from special project for children of Safaikaramcharis.
District Administration has shortlisted 112 children of Safai-Karamcharis which include 55 Male and 57 female candidates aged between 4 years to 18 years and continuing education.
Out of 112 there are 23 children studying in Nursery and KG, 14 in 1st standard, 11 in 2nd, 13 in 3rd, 10 in 4th, 04 in 5th, 05 in 6th, 04 in 7th, 06 each in 8th and 9th, 8 in 10th, 01 each in 11th and 12th, and 6 drop-outs.
These children will be provided Scholarship, tuition for various subjects, insurance cover, pension of their parents, training in self-defence, uniform, school bags, sports material, books, stationery and other items.
They will undergo specialised Skill Development Courses, Computer Certificate course, vocational training, and career counseling and specially designed courses including spoken English.
A special module of healthcare and fitness has also been designed. The project also includes exposure visits, distance education, interaction through videoconference, and extracurricular activities among other components.
The project beginning in September 2017 will be an annual scheme.
A number of departments and organizations are also associating with District Administration for this project. Administration will lay special focus on Girl students and additional facilities will be provided to them.
These students will be trained to opt for competitive examinations, business, and skilled entrepreneurship apart from community leadership opportunities.