Barasat Sampark also plays an important role in developing an educational infrastructure. In rural India, as children are expected to economically contribute to the households, school drop-out rates often approach 50% at the upper primary level. One way to achieve higher education penetration and sustenance is by establishing school systems that enables children who drop-out to re-join without loss of continuity.
This rehabilitation unit has strategically harnessed the adolescents who have lost their opportunity to attend the formal schools due to circumstantial pressure. Abject indigence, apathetic attitude of the guardians, vapid domiciliary ambience, lack of coaching facility make it difficult for these adolescents to acclimatize with the educational standard of the formal schools. Subsequently they got deviated from the mainstream educational system and situations forced them to get involved with the unorganized sector as child-laborers. We have taken the initiative of tackling this gruesome social problem by floating a strategic rehabilitation center.
AAt the initial level it was really a very difficult task to mobilize these dropout adolescents under the common platform of this rehabilitation center. They are earning paltry financial quantum in exchange of their excruciating physical labour that is being delivered in the tea-stalls, motor-garage, construction-projects and various other harmful jobs (like scrap-cleaning, biri-binding etc) making themselves susceptible to multifarious health-problems. However that trivial earning acts as a compulsive force amidst them as well as their parents reinforcing their indelible cohesion with the insecure and hazardous unorganized sector. With utmost deliberation we have detached them from the shackles of these pernicious jobs and emancipated the adolescents from an insidious labyrinth.
During the year Sampark identified dropouts in the area, and gave them another opportunity to join school. Total 26 students are readmitted in 2014. 92 Students are provided free books and financial support for higher studies.