KMWSC is running 57 brickfield schools as on 2017-18 session for the children of migrant brickfield workers who mostly come from the states of Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and some from the neighbouring country Bangladesh.
We run these non – formal schools in Brickfields in 4 Districts of West Bengal namely South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Nadia. The holistic development of the underprivileged migrant children is the key focus of this project.
Their children are unable to attend ‘mainstream schools’ because of migration pattern. KMWSC administers the project, visits all schools regularly to monitor and support teachers. We also deliver teacher training covering the centre management with appropriate teaching and learning strategies, lesson plans, evaluation.
Other than education we provide the migrant families and children with Medical facilities every year we organise multiple health check-up camps and assist the emergency cases. Interventions with parents, Brickfield owners and community people through awareness meetings, sensitization campaign and advocacy with the key stakeholders of the project.
Over the years we have understood the need for an intervention in the source location of the project keeping this in mind we have started the Nawada intervention in Nawada district Bihar where the BFS team focuses on mainstreaming of the migrant children after returning back to their village.