The truth is that the particular slum community that we have been targeting in this project, does have a couple of community schoolrooms that are sponsored and run by NGOs. But these are used by only a few children in the especially privileged anterior part of the community. The peripheral, poorer parts of the community have access to little; they have neither adequate housing, nor avenues for local schooling, nor easily accessible sources of clean drinking water. Further, these few schoolrooms are operated sporadically, and the teachers are young women from the community who have had little exposure themselves so they only provide very basic education.
Discussions with the community revealed that a small learning centre that would provide educational support, and also exposure to newer skills (such as computer literacy), is a centre that would be much in demand.