Free education for kids of construction workers

Zirakpur, Chandigarh, April 24 : The Piya Charitable Trust and Foundation, Chandigarh, has taken the initiative of providing at no cost primary education to the children of construction workers in Savitri Enclave at Zirakpur.
In addition primary education, it also make available healthcare facilities, nutritious diet, study material, uniform and vocational training for the rehabilitation of street and slum children. H I S Grewal, Deputy commissioner, S A S Nagar, announced a grant of one lakh to the NGO.
Sudha Sharma, Chief commissioner of income tax (retd) had taken the initiative of forming a trust in the name of her younger daughter, Piya, who lost her life in a road mishap, at the age of nine. She is being aided by her elder daughter, Puja Sharma and the wife of DGP (retd), Jagat, Kiran Jagat in running the NGO since the last 9 years.
Project director, Puja Sharma said the flourishing real estate business has provided jobs to migrant labourers in abundance.
The NGO provides benefit to nearly One hundred fifty slum children in Panchkula and thirty children in the Silver City. She said the trust has fifteen paid staff members besides dozens of friends who help voluntarily.

One Comment

  1. Posted June 3, 2008 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    That is good because lack of uneducation is spreading the construction workers.The step is very good of the workers through which the kids can be go through the more education through this process.

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