One of the first connection projects of Reality Gives was Masoom,a not-for-profit organisation that aims to establish quality education in night-schools in Mumbai. Last Saturday they opened a new Resources Centre which was supported by Reality Gives. Chris and Summer visited the opening to inaugurate the centre and to discuss future plans.
Given the inadequacies in the Night School infrastructure, there are several children in the Night School who are not able to fulfil their aspirations to move up in life. They have the desire to pick up and strengthen their skill sets, but the Night Schools are not equipped to meet their aspirations. Masoom is a not-for-profit organisation with a passion for establishing quality education in Night Schools. In order to achieve this, Masoom partners with Night Schools to facilitate the “Night School Transformation Programme”. The Transformation Programme is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Night School and the individual students.
Based on the studies conducted by Masoom, it was felt that the two broad areas where such skills upgradation will have a substantial positive impact were Communication skills, especially English Conversational Skills, and Vocational Skills, which enhance the employability and hence the livelihood generating capabilities for the students. Accordingly, Masoom decided to set up a Resource Centre that would offer courses to help the students pick up skills to make them future ready.
The Resource centre was inaugurated on Dec 8, 2012 by Mr. Chris Way, Founder – Reality Gives and Ms. Nikita Chawla of HR College. The Resource Centre is currently training two batches of 10 students each on Computer Proficiency and one batch of 14 students on English Conversation Skills. It will add more market oriented courses in the future.
The Resource centre is a key component of Masoom’s Career Cell, which provides personalised and group coaching guidance to the students of Masoom enabled Night Schools, and equips them with skills that help them make informed choices about their future.
Masoom is grateful to Reality Gives for their support towards setting up the Resource Centre.