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Supportive services – Education

‘Gyanshalas’ - Sewa Information Centers

  1. Gyanshalas Programme These have been setup in urban slums to cater the education needs of dropouts and school going children of our women. Most of our members are illiterate. They are now sending their kids to local schools. These kids many a times are not able to cope up with the school syllabus. This is where our LMST organisors also assist these kids in finishing their homework. Adult education classes are also conducted under GYANSHALA programme in various slums.
  2. These Gyanshalas are helping in mobilizing poor women for different government schemes. We also enable the facilitation of filling up of forms of various schemes like pension and insurance schemes.
  3. Gyanshalas -sewa information center run in the community for children who did not have access to a pre-school facility being run by the government or any other NGO. The classes provided school preparedness programs to the children and also focused on the all round development and health of these children. The aim is to improve the reading, writing and arithmetic levels of the children. The programs target both out-of-school children and those who are in school but require additional help.
  4. Gyanshalas Programme ArtAt gyanshalas, efforts are also made to impart awareness apart from the education so as to build a better society. Our efforts depicted through the art by a child

Housework to Homework

Neetu is the eldest daughter in her family in Kasaibada (Balda) in Sadar, Lucknow. Her parents are sweepers and go out to work every day. Though only 11 years old, she has to do all the housework. When she started going to the Gyanshala, she could devote little time to it. On her first day at the center, Zarina took her learning test, and got to know that she couldn't read or write anything. Then she told Neetu: "If you come to this center every day, soon you'll be able to read and write." She wanted to read and write. So she started completing her housework early so that she could save 2 hours of her day to visit the center. Gradually, she was able to read and write. Later, convinced LMST helped her in taking admission to school. Today Neetu goes to school and studies in standard 4th.

Housework to Homework

Learning and Research

LMST initiates Studies and Researches in order to adopt new concepts and challenges within and outside the organization. The main objective of the research carried out by LMST is to identify various issues at different forums in order to facilitate sensitisation of power structure and challenges at policy level. We realise that research and study is pre-requisite for any future intervention and sustainable development, on their economic activity. Following researches have been carried out by LMST:

  1. Survey Based Study of Zari –Chikan Home based artisans of District Barabanki, U.P. through Ministry of Textiles.
  2. Study on Vulnerability to Crisis in Urban Lucknow : The Role of Assets in Mitigating Risk By OXFAM INDIA
  3. Home Based Workers In India : A study On Ready Made Garments in Lucknow By Neelam Gupta For SEWA BHARAT
  4. Footpath Abhiyan, an in-depth Study on condition of street vendors of Lucknow.
  5. Changing Perspective – a study into the organization conducted by Angela Clusters, Catholic University of Nigmegan, Netherlands.
  6. Study on “Languishing craft” women imitation jewellers of Lucknow.
  7. Home based women workers study in Lucknow for “ National Council for Applied Economic Research”, New Delhi, sponsored by UNICEF.
  8. Study related to the role of assets in managing risks laid special emphasis on the vulnerability of households to crisis in urban areas.
  9. Study related to the role of assets in managing risks laid special emphasis on the vulnerability of households to crisis in urban areas.
  10. Study on women engaged in Box making trade at Lucknow slums.
  11. Survey based study of Applique artisans at district Rampur, U.P.
  12. Survey based study of Zari artisans at district Barely.