International business in Gurgaon has brought tremendous wealth with it; however, in the shadows of skyscrapers are thousands of children who, as it stands, will never enter a classroom. We aim to raise awareness around this issue, and find collaborators to help us solve it.
India is home to 14% of the world’s out-of-school children. In the urban regions, schooling rates among street children and in the slums are very poor with 63% of them being illiterate.
Our mission is to serve India's most marginalised children by strengthening educational foundations and confronting the lack of access to education at the systemic level. Starting with Delhi NCR, we aim to reach all of the 50,000 out-of-school children in Gurgaon by 2020.
TAP Gurgaon currently supports children of slum dwellers in and around Gurgaon: a population comprising migrant workers, construction labourers, daily-wage earners, rag pickers, and beggars. The project is being executed through our implementation partners - Sakshi and Agrasar - at ten locations throughout Delhi and Gurgaon.
Alongside our partners, we are designing low-cost and sustainable models to be scaled up. It is our goal as a venture philanthropy fund to invest in projects, maximise their potential, and see them through to far-reaching impact.
For TAP Gurgaon, we are refining a blueprint to be implemented throughout India and adopted by state governments.
By creating partnerships, we are building a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. While we design and manage the learning centre model, our partners provide additional funding, nutrition, teacher training and curriculum, healthcare, logistics and implementation, and technology.