Our GOAL is simple, to create a place where the underprivileged children of Bawana, India learn basic life skills, in a fun loving, safe environment that will empower them throughout their lives.
After an initial visit to Bawana, in January 2007, Julie-Ann Clayton headed back to India to open Global Tribe Children’s Centre. Julie Ann, affectionately known as “Jig” and a small team of volunteers in NZ are working under the umbrella of Global Tribe with Delhi House Society, an established NGO in Narela, Delhi.
about the Centre
Global Tribe Children’s Centre is a Day Centre where children come from 9am in the morning until 4pm in the afternoon. During this time the children learn hygiene skills, life skills, receive a basic education and learn about good values, as well as enjoying a nutritious midday meal.
The BAWANA SLUM
Bawana, within the Delhi district, is dominated by a slum of more than 20,000 people. The Bawana slum was significantly added to by the forced relocation of Delhi’s poor for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. As a resident of this slum, you experience high unemployment, high crime rates, high disease rates including malaria and typhoid brought about by open and stagnant sewers, mounds of rubbish and overcrowded make-shift-shelters.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The Global Tribe India team would like to do more for the children of Bawana, but that takes money. Therefore the best way you can help is to donate money or to sponsor a child’s education on-going. Please email us if you wish to receive our periodic newsletter: email@example.com
If you would like to sponsor a child then $20 / month would be a great help.
Learning Centre, Bawana Quarterly Report Oct ~ Dec ‘16
Life that families of our children lead are not often peaceful. Stress on faces of these children is obvious when they arrive at our Learning Centre.
So our main effort first in the morning is to help them feel easy. We try to welcome them with smiles and hugs and give them time to play with their friends and toys. Learning can wait at least for an hour.
And 5th day of the week may be called Friday but at Learning Centre it is called Relax Day
for our children. It is a day when our children express their feelings and talent using paper and colors. There are games too and the day ends with singing and dancing.
We thank God that he created colors, dance and music.
This month is not only popular for festival Diwali but also for Children’s Day, the birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru who loved children.
We celebrated Children’s Day by sharing life story of Pt. Nehru who was also fondly called Chacha Nehru by children. Together with our children we made bracelet for girls and masks for boys. The celebration was concluded by distribution of nutritious sweet cookies.
This month is synonym to Christmas and joyfully ends at New Year. This year our children received clothes as gift from head office. They also enjoyed delicious muffins gifted by one of our friends. We narrated story of birth of Jesus. Then there was party – music and dance.
Our achievement – Not one sheep is lost.
Admission of our children in prestigious schools as many parents have sought EWS quota admission