FFC Nagpur - Bhole Petrol Pump


FFC has adopted five slums in Nagpur and this is one of the slums where young enthusiastic members of FFC conduct activities every weekend.This project started in January 2005.A big slum where around 50 to 60 children come to 'us' to learn and play.

When we went to the slum,we found that the people were living in penury and the local profession was cutting stones and selling small small articles.It was not easy to make us acceptable to them,but we managed to gain their trust by following simple law of nature,'breaking the wall and making the bond',so we first started off by playing with their children and giving them incentives in the form of books,colour pencils,biscuits etc.

The children are in the age group of 8-16yrs.
We teach them basic English,poems,jingles,Mathematics,number and word counts,and many such other things.We also help the school going children with their academic studies.We also take up Day camps where the children get a platform to express themselves,their thoughts,analyse their lives and develop a vision to live a more meaningful life.These activities are planned keeping in mind their all round development which include mental challengers,physical games,art and craft,environmental awareness etc.This could give them more scope to express,learn and prosper.

FFC has till date conducted a lot of activities for this slum few of which are mentioned below.

We had taken the school going children of this slum for a visit to a science centre,'RAMAN SCIENCE CENTRE,NAGPUR' where they explored the world of science and astronomy.They were able to relate the science in the books with the models presented in the science centre.These things added to their knowledge and understanding.

When FFC reached the slum, we found that in the slum ,everyone from a kid to a grown up matured person had the habit of eating 'GUTKHA'.FFC alongwith the help of students from Indira Gandhi Medical College(IGMC) and Lata Mangeshakar Dental College conducted an awareness camp on the ill-effects of having gutkha,the photos of which can be seen on the Left hand side of the page.This camp was also conducted in rest of the slums.The camp helped to a great extent in eradicating the consumption of gutkha.

FFC also conducted AIDS awareness camp in most of the slums.

The next activity in line was for decreasing the drop out rate from schools and colleges,for which a motivational talk was arranged for them, especially for those who were drop outs.They were introduced with different ways to take back to their studies,where they could look in for oppurtunities and the options which would best suit them and help them in their growth.The outcome of the same was that many students willingly opted to join in again.

All FFC members contribute certain fixed amount through which finds for the programmes are raised and activities are carried out.

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