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Jal Vihar

About Us.

Global Family's education program, Jal Vihar, is located in a railroad slum community that has now grown to include a majority of the children from the slum. Parent-teacher meetings, seminars and special meetings are conducted to bring awareness around literacy, health hygiene, and financial management. Local leaders send children to school, gather people for public meetings, supply food to the needy, and coordinate other community works. Once children graduate, they are able to enrol in the formal government school. This is a tremendous success in a community where parents were initially very hesitant to send children to school as they needed them to earn daily wages.


The Jal Vihar education program exists because many children in this railroad slum community were previously not attending school. Instead, they were going to work daily to collect rags and other items to earn money for their family. Crime and family disintegration characterize this slum.


We raise awareness around health and community issues and provide after school tuition for children attending the local government school and work to integrate children not attending school into formal education. This particular need is for increased awareness around protection for children who live in an at risk community of Delhi, a railroad slum in Jal Vihar.

Now altogether we have admitted 94 children from Jal Vihar community for formal school. All of these children are doing well in their studies and promoted to the next class. Global family provides annual school fees and uniform to these school-going children. We are happy to see the participation of the parents and they pay for their children’s transport to school. 

Regular parents and teachers meetings were held at the center that helped us to make new plans for the community and school. Seminars and special meetings were conducted to bring awareness on literacy, health hygiene, and financial managements. We have appointed local leaders and motivate them to serve the community. They take active part to send children to school, gather people for public meetings, and supply food to the needy and other community works. 

Youth programmes
Medical camps

Adult literacy
Education center

Success Stories.

Community development

  • Government cleared the garbage dumbed all over Jalvihar.

  • In comparison to the last few years, we have observed that this year only three children were affected with dengue fever.

  • People are motivated to participate in meetings and render services to the community.

  • Our social worker gives written complaints and requests to respective government officers to keep the area clean and to gather resources.

  • Mobile toilets are increased and public workers are appointed by the governments to keep it clean.

  • The increase of police patrol drastically reduced the sale of alcohol and drugs inside the community. The sale of marijuana has also reduced and now youth are looking for job opportunities. Drug abuse and drinking alcohol has reduced very much.

  • Our recent survey states that 95% of the children above 4 years are placed in kindergarten and formal schools.

  • More than 50% of men and women go out to work and get some regular income to their families.

  • Street fights were considerably reduced and an unusual peaceful atmosphere has been seen.

  • Stealing from trains were stopped due to 24 hours police security.

  • Through awareness programs and with the support of CWC, child marriage is almost stopped.


  • We have placed 32 new children in different schools for formal education.

  • At present there are 70 children studying and they are supported by Global family.

  • 56 children are admitted in our non-formation education center out of which 26 are in kindergarten and 30 are in nursery class.

  • 26 high school going children attend regular tuition at our center in the evening (4:30 p.m to 7:00 pm).

  • 19 primary school children attend our tuition regularly from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

  • Parents pay monthly Rs.100 for each child as tuition fees.

  • All of our students placed in the formal school are promoted to the higher classes.

  • Parent-teacher meetings are conducted once every three months.

  • Parents pay school fees to the children those who attend formal school.

  • Parents buy notebooks and bags to children those who attend non-formal education.

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