Girls go to Homework Centres
Perhaps surprisingly, in a society where traditionally girls have little value, more girls than boys are attending Tamil Nadu Labour Union evening education centres and boosting their education. As a result of the success of the first nine centres in Madurai city and surrounding villages in Tamil Nadu, four more have been opened in recent months. These evening centres are extremely popular with parents, teachers and children alike, providing a safe space and resources for these Dalit and Tribal children to do their homework, learn about their own history and culture, and access otherwise unavailable health and dental care. The centres which reach over 600 of the poorest and most marginalised children in India have been generously funded by NZEI Te Riu Roa.