About Prakash Deep
Prakash Deep is a non-governmental, not for profit organization
set up with
the objective of providing free quality education, a substantial mid-day
meal, and basic medical care in a safe and friendly environment to the under-privileged
children. Initially children living in and around Sector 21-A, Faridabad came under
our fold. However, over the years, children from nearby villages, such as Fatehpur,
Sanjay Colony, Ankheer have become part of Prakash Deep. The school had started with
seven students in May 2003. Presently there are nearly 350 students studying in two different locations in Faridabad. The children are divided into different classes
according to their capabilities. Grades extend from Nursery to grade VI. The syllabus
is set according to NCERT guidelines on the CBSE pattern.
As an organization Prakash Deep believes
- In extending free education and other facilities to underprivileged and particularly
street children where ever they are. Our programme is geared to bringing the maximum number
of children into the fold of education.
- In furtherance of our above objective, we believe in getting the community involved
so that those who believe in the cause of education come forward to lend us a helping hand.
All our activities are transparent and visible.
- We believe in replicating this model by taking the school to locations where the children are.
- We believe that it is the concerted effort on the part of the government, the
corporate world and the NGOs working sincerely in the field of education that can
tackle the problem of illiteracy which has plagued our country for ages now.
The transparency provided by the open air environment has helped in getting the
community involved in the project. People living in the sector and surrounding areas help
by volunteering, extending support in kind and sponsoring deserving students to get into
regular schools. Since April 2009, Prakash Deep has worked in partnership with the National
Child Labour Project – A Central Government sponsored effort to stop children under 14 years
of age from being employed as labourers in households, shops, dhabas, factories etc.
We also partner with other private and public schools to sensitize
children coming from higher strata of society as to the problems underprivileged
children face. At the same time the underprivileged children interacting and partnering
with them learn to be more confident and aware of the issues related to environment,
health, hygiene and education. In the process they gain confidence. Children
from regular schools are inspired to share their knowledge with the underprivileged by
volunteering. On account of the Interacting with children from
Ryan International School.
transparency our unique environment provides us, we have
been able to attract highly educated volunteers from inside the community, and from
nearby educational institutions to come and help the school with their experience and
expertise. Prakash Deep acts as a bridge by connecting the two ends of a broad spectrum.
Prakash Deep Trust Team
comprises of educationists, professionals drawn from the
media, experts from the developmental projects, dedicated retired personnel from the
forces, highly educated professionals from the fields of economics, technology, and
the corporate world. They share the belief that these children have great potential
and are a resource for the country which if left alone would turn into a liability.
Extending timely help for sustenance and education is crucial not only for improving
their future but also for severing the almost inextricable link between poverty and illiteracy.