Programmes of the YWCA - At Mission Road
The YWCA of Bangalore City, was first started at Mission Road in 1968, where the office is registered, and many programmes bore fruit as a result of the hard work and dedication of many of its founder members and leaders.
The YWCA Kannada Lower Primary School
The YWCA Kannada Lower Primary School (Std. I-V) is a primary school initiated by YWCA members in 1969. It is located in the slum area of Kader Sheriff Garden, Bangalore and is today a Government recognized school. With an initial enrollment of 6 children, the school now enrolls at least 100 children from the community for free education.
The role of the YWCA is to provide the children with books, uniforms, educational aids and bear the expenses of maintenance. It also organizes events like sports, picnics, various competitions, health camps, educational-cum -recreational camps and annual functions. The school children are also provided lunch daily, as per the provisions of the mid-day meal scheme of the State government. This school has been an asset in the development of the slum community.
Sponsorship for Higher Education
A committed Christian group from Germany under the scheme, 'Education, support action South-India' headed by Dr. H.G. Poehlmann has been sponsoring 13 children both boys and girls from the Kader Sheriff garden community, for their higher education. This sponsorship has been operating since 1989. This is a worthwhile and rewarding programme which has provided life changing opportunities for many disadvantaged children in the slum community. YWCA of Bangalore City is grateful to Dr. Poehlmann and his committee.
Members and friends of the YWCA of Bangalore City sponsor the education of 12 children from the slum community.
The YWCA of Bangalore City monitors the sponsored children's progress till their education is complete. The sponsorships have benefited many children to receive higher education and employment, and therefore, positively affecting their families and the community at large.
The Day Care Centre or Mallige at Kader Sheriff Garden
28 children between the age of 2 to 5.
Teaching basic kindergarten learning.
Recreational activities and snacks during their time at the Day-Care.
Providing safety & care for children, whilst their mothers are at work.
Free Computer Course
Free short-term Basic Computer Course is offered for girls from the lower income groups. On completion of the course the YWCA of Bangalore City awards a certificate. Some students take further courses in computers and get employed in reputed companies. This course has enabled many young girls to find employment.