Education and Careers

Jamia Millia to provide education to street children

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi has now decided to impart free education to poor street children who roam aimless and while away their time. Under this plan this institution has recently admitted 27 such children in its school through 'Umeed Aman Ghar', a voluntary organisation which is working under Jamia Millia's Centre for Quality Study. Through this organisation these children will be provided free residential accommodation and meals.

Jamia's Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung is the moving spirit behind this programme, who said that it is one of the priorities of Jamia that poor boys and girls should not face any difficulty in getting education and it will be our efforts in future also to use all possible ways to ensure that these children get education.

Jamia's spokesperson Dr. Simi Malhotra said that Balak Mata Centres are being run in Qasab Pura (near Sadar Bazar), Matia Mahal (Jama Masjid area in Old Delhi) and Beri Wala Bagh.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 20

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