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TORCH

TORCH has a small centre taking care of the children of pavement dwellers since 1998 in Nizamuddin Basti area of Delhi. 

The children, aged between 4 to 8 years old, come every week-day morning. They are encouraged to attend regularly and be on time.

The objective is to send children to school and therefore to prepare them for school life.

In TORCH – often for the first time in their lives – they do some writing, simple counting, solve puzzles, experiment, read albums and listen to stories. They paint, cut, paste, do gym and meditation exercises.

They also receive lunch, milk and fruit every day, and get a set of clean clothes.

Since 2011, every year, 16 to 20 children from Torch start at the local school. At the end of the 2012-13 school year, 15 of those children were still at school, which can be seen as very encouraging given the precarious situation of the families who are living on the streets.

Main Tendue supports Torch by paying some of the cost of food for the children, as well as vitamin supplements. 
Main Tendue Volunteers  go to TORCH every week to help the teacher in charge of the project and her assistant look after the children and offer various activities. 

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