“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jr
A group of young students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) along with some other teachers and society members surveyed the under developed surroundings of Mallah Ka Nagla to observe the situation of underprivileged community where they found that the community, particularly whole is in dire need of education to eradicate poverty. They hence thought of means and ways to form a Society called “Society for Human Welfare and Education”, which was registered under the Society Registration Act (21), 1860. The aim of the Society is to attract the underprivileged children to go to school.
Afterward they opened a school namely Hamara School at Mallah Ka Nagla, Aligarh in the year 1997 where these children were provided free Education including supply of text books, stationeries etc.
The Children who attend the Hamara School are Provided with both formal and non-formal education support.Many of these children are first-generational learners, meaning they are the first in their family ever attend school.
Hamara Schools Holistic Education Programme of Underprivileged Children in the slums of Maulana Azad Nagar, Shahanshabad and Mallah Ka Nagla ensure the basic educational rights of children between the ages of 4-12 years
ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH
School starts with assembly where teachers help the students and teach them importance of cleanliness, health and punctuality. After assembly, the regular teaching learning process takes place within a web of social relationship with teachers and pupils interaction both formally and informally.
Hamara school opens in evening for more than 70 students, who are admitted in regular formal schools since they have no one at home to help with their homework and other activities related to their school. They search for the guidance all the more and hence students continue to come to Hamara School Study Centre for free tuitions in the evening hours. A staff of five including four tutors work at evening Hamara School Study Centre.
The School collects no monthly fees from students and the functioning of the School is being vaguely managed by the contribution and favour received from the well-off members of the Society. The aids provided by the people having consciousness and sensitivity towards such cause have been of great help for the school and the students. The needs, demands and requirements of the School are rising with time due to which we invite our fellow brethren to join hands with us to carry this task ahead with sincerity and dedication.