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Boys continue their higher Education in Govt. schools.
Girls of Mera Sahara continue their higher Education in nearby schools.
 
EDUCATION

JWP has also been engaged in campaigning for free compulsory primary education for all children. It is JWP’s demand that the education policy should also provide for children in the age group of 2-6 years and above 14 years. JWP's recent involvement has been the organising of two Education-cum-Protection Centres in Nithari, NOIDA, UP. Nithari is a slum where the majority of families are migrants with little access to educational and health facilities. This initiative, later named MERA SAHARA, started in 2007 with very little resources. Since July 2009 it has been supported by TECH MAHINDRA FOUNDATION. The centre provides crèche facilities and schooling up to class 3. The centre now has 150 children. We thank TECH MAHINDRA FOUNDATION for their timely and continuous support.
The children of Nithari stand as a stark reminder of the insecurity of the poorest children in India. When several children went missing in late 2006 in Nithari, the police initially took no notice of the parents’ pleas for an effort to find them. When many of them were eventually found murdered, NGOs, the print and electronic press exposed the horror story. At this point, JWP conducted a survey of the area to find out the needs of the community and especially of the children.

MERA SAHARA PROTECTION CUM EDUCATION CENTRE - 1
supported by Tech Mahindra Foundation
The parents are construction workers, part time labourers and domestic workers who go to work early morning and return late in the evening. Their children thus are not cared for, running about in the streets and bylanes, and falling easy prey to anti social elements. A survey by JWP revealed that over 500 children required care and protection in this area and therefore the decision to start an Education-cum-Protection centre for Nithari children became urgent. JWP had to collect financial support from a local garment factory PRATI CREATIONS to start the Nithari centre.

MERA SAHARA - The Name
In 2008, there were two brothers in class I, children of Bangladeshi refugees. Both these boys, intelligent and enterprising, had won all the class prizes in the JWP centre. During a meeting, the JWP Director asked the children what they would like their centre to be called. One of the brothers immediately said “MERA SAHARA” and all the children endorsed it. The centre thus acquired its name. The explanation given by the children was, that this centre while giving them support and shelter, was also equipping them for their future life.
Overnight, in early 2009, these two brothers and their families disappeared. Nobody could say if they had gone away due to police threat. In the process, two of the best students were lost to the Centre. It is hoped that they have been able to continue to study in the place they have moved to. MERA SAHARA will always remember them

MERA SAHARA - II supported by Asha for Education
As more parents wanted their children to enrol in MERA SAHARA, the centre had to expand its premises to include another building. The support for this has come from ASHA for Education, USA. This Centre also has 100 children. JWP is grateful to ASHA for Education for responding to its request.

Non Formal Education
JWP also conducts adult education, legal and health education classes for mothers and school dropouts in Nithari and in other urban slums and rural areas. Training in tailoring and embroidery, durry making and computer classes are also conducted.