Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City

Service Above Self since 1989 ...

Basti Vikas Slum School

J.J. Cluster, Srinivaspuri

The Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City has been associated with the Basti Vikas Kendra in Srinivaspuri, Delhi since 1999. The school comprises of a small courtyard flanked by 2 class rooms, a small kitchen and a bathroom.

The Slum School caters to about 60 children of casual laborers living in the adjacent slums and who belong to the economically weaker and backward sections of society. With both their parents having to go out to earn a day's living, these children, 3 to 6 years in age, receive a full day's care at this facility, including primary education, mid-day meals, uniforms, toys, medical check-ups, festival celebrations etc. 

Health Camp at the Slum School, April 2016
Health Checkup Camp for Slum School children. December 2013.
Mid-day Meal at Slum School
Diwali Celebration by Slum School Students
Blankets donated by US Embassy
Water bottles distributed to children

In the last 2 years, our club has donated equipment like slides/see-saws under a District Simplified Grant to this slum school. The school walls have been reinforced with additional fencing & gates repaired to prevent children from the neighboring slums scaling the boundary walls & entering the school premises during & after school hours.  

An extensive rennovation and infrastructure improvement was undertaken in 2013. Renovations included painting the school, installation of tiles, tables/chairs, electrical and masonry repairs, and fixing the windows. A pictorial report of the renovation project can be found here.

From time-to-time we have donated supplies to the children at the Slum School such as tiffin boxes, water bottles, etc. In 2012, we arranged for the donation of surplus equipment (blankets, linen, etc) from the US Embassy's Property Management Office.

Every year we aim to enroll all eligible children to the formal education system, usually a primary school run by the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi). In 2011-12, 40 children were admitted to regular schools in the vicinity.

The Slum School project of RC Delhi Garden City was awarded the Significant Achievement Award  by Rotary International in  2008-09.


Slum School visit by Club Members
Annual Celebration of Basti Schools Nov 2014