Community classes is an impact of Sanchetana’s efforts to create leaders from the community. Community classes are organized in slums by adolescent leaders for younger kids. The community classes are unique in two ways: one, they are organized by adolescent leaders in slums completely voluntarily and second, the classes have ‘no black board… no punishment! ‘ The classes are through different games and material like marbles, stones etc which are easily available in slums in each house. And so education which is usually given in schools or classes, is imparted to younger kids in their own areas by their own people. 40 leaders through 25 community classes reached out to more than 1000 children during the last year! The number of leaders and children is increasing each month.
The role of Sanchetana is imparting training to the leaders and facilitating them to carry out different activities in community classes. Various trainings like science, history, math, creative writing, storytelling, craft etc are imparted to leaders of community classes. They afterwards impart the same training to the kids.
Programs like Summer camp, Teacher’s Day, Children’s Day, Parents’ Meeting (Vali Sammelan) etc are planned and executed by the adolescent leaders.