Shiksha Education Centres

We run 2 education centres in Gurugram. At both centres we try and admit every child (between the ages of 4 and 12) who applies to us. 

In addition to a completely free education we provide our students with free uniforms, books, reading materials, and a mid-day meal. As the students attending our Centre’s are primarily children of migrant labourers struggling to earn their livelihood, we work towards inculcating habits that will serve them for a lifetime. We give scholarships to our best students, to enable them to complete their education once they move on from our Centres.

This year, SHIKSHA graduates have taken admission in the following formal schools with many of them receiving full scholarships: Lady Florence Public School, CR Model School, Bachpan Smart School, I CAN Public School, Mother Angel School, Delhi Public School, Wazirabad Sr. Secondary Government School, and Jharsa Sr. Secondary Government School.

More about our centres

Education Centre, Mohyal Colony

What started in three rooms on the ground floor of the community center, has grown to an education centre where we run classes Nursery to class 8.

We follow the NCERT and NIOS OBE curriculum. The pedagogy and teaching practice is balance between classroom teaching and extracurricular activities such as sports, dance, drama, computer basics, spoken english and awareness programs. We also have a well-stocked library and an IT enabled classroom with 15 computers.

As the longest running and most successful Shiksha education project, we use this as a model for expanding to other centres.

In 2017 a grant received from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany allowed the construction of a new wing with three additional rooms, and a rain water harvesting facility. The new wing was inaugurated by H.E Dr. Martin Ney, Ambassador of Germany to India. There are a total of 18 classrooms now and large outdoor area for play. The covered area over two floors is 8,440 square feet while the area of the plot is 10,500 square feet.

Area Profile: Our 750 students come from Prem Puri, Jharsa village and nearby slum areas in Sector-40 and Sector- 31 of Gurugram. People living in these slums have migrated from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in search of a livelihood. They work as guards, cart vendors, rickshaw drivers, tailors, electricians, plumbers, construction workers, domestic workers, other informal daily wage earners. Some are unemployed or underemployed.

Education Centre, Wazirabad

Currently the education centre has 275 students enrolled and there are 8 separate classrooms, a computer center with 10 computers and an outdoor area for play. It was founded in 2003 to educate street children who would spend their days wandering and collecting scrap material and engage in other forms of child labour to generate income. In 2005, Summerfield School took over the management and the school was shifted to the nearby Mandir where it was being run in two shifts. Due to challenges faced in a religious location, the school's management was shifted to the current location of Shiksha Centre in 2010. In 2017, with a grant from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the original informal structure of four classrooms were reconstructed to formalize the structure while increasing the overall covered area. Alongside, a rainwater harvesting facility was also installed.
Area Profile: Wazirabad Students come from Saraswati Kunj, Wazirabad village, and Paras Nath. All these areas are located near the Golf Course Road in DLF Phase V. People of these communities have migrated from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and they work around the Golf Course Road area as scrap collectors and rag pickers, guards, construction workers, cart vendors, rickshaw drivers and other informal daily wage earners, while some are also underemployed or unemployed. We would be pleased to welcome you to see our work and appreciate its impact on the ground.