The Grim Reality
3.9% of the total Indian child population (5-14 years) is forced into child labour
“The census defines a slum as “residential area where dwellings are unfit for human habitation”
Every year, 25% of students from low-income families quit school for various reasons
65 million people of urban India live in slums
Only 29% of regular school-going children from low-income families have access to private schools or career counseling
Only 10% of regular school-going students from low-income families have access to higher education
We abide by the following principles:
Each child is special and is motivated to be uniquely confident in their expression
The students are encouraged to learn by spontaneous application of their skills
The students take ownership of what they want to learn
High emphasis is placed on personalized training to and competency-based learning for the students
With special focus on children and youth from economically challenging backgrounds, Light a Lamp provides holistic guidance to face the challenges of the world with the right skills and attitude.
We Focus On
Communication and Confidence
India is at an important juncture to help replenish the gap among the global English-speaking workforce. Keeping a pulse on this need, Light a Lamp’s key responsibility is to groom its students to be able to communicate effectively in English and prepare themselves to meet these growing opportunities.
Logic and Rationality
Light a Lamp encourages students to embrace logic-based subjects without fear. They are trained and encouraged to communicate based on inferences drawn from observation, listening, analysis, reflection and evaluation.
Health and Spirituality
Most of the children and youth living in urban slums do not have the right atmosphere and role model to instil values in them. Light a Lamp aims to strengthen the value system of the students associated with it and frequently organizes various Art of Living courses that are well respected all over the world.