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Jamia admits 27 homeless kids in schools

Tuesday April 12, 2011 03:48:14 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university has admitted 27 homeless children in primary schools run by it in Delhi, an official said Tuesday.

The children, who were admitted Monday, belong to Ummeed Aman Ghar, functioning under the Centre for Equity Study, a welfare organisation that provides food, shelter and education to Delhi's homeless street children and night shelter to the destitute.

According to varsity officials, the children have been exempted from paying any school fee.

"The challenge ahead is to ensure that the students feel comfortable in the school environment so that they can be integrated fully into the education process," Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung said.

Apart from its schools, Jamia also runs mother-child centres in different parts of the city where education and vocational training are provided for children and women coming from poor financial backgrounds.
 



 

 

 

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