Our Chimbel Project

Our Chimbel project is located at Indranagar which is around 6kms from the Capital city of Panjim. Despite its closeness to the capital even frequent visitors to Goa would be unaware of the area since its well off the tourist track. One of the most deprived areas of Goa, Indranagar is a huge slum which around 10,000 people call home. Rooms are tightly packed along narrow lanes with open sewers running along the front. No-one knows how many children live in the area. The area is inhabited by families who have migrated to Goa mainly from neighbouring states but some have travelled from much further afield.

Despite the terrible deprivation in the area, there is a great demand for pre-primary schooling to help prepare children to access school. The school room is located within the slum which makes it easy for families to drop and pick up their children and to be confident that their children are safe. The children learn many things. Aside from academic learning e.g the English and Marathi alphabets, counting etc. they learn many skills which will help them to make the transition from slum to school. Simple things such as sitting still, listening to teacher, following instructions, sharing are all important lessons as are finding out more about the world about them and how to play and have fun with friends.

After spending three years at pre-primary school children are ready to join mainstream schools. Once school is over at lunch time the children will go home, have a short break and change before heading to the centre for afternoon tuition classes. By providing for after school tuition classes Monday to Saturday each week we support children with their studies which in turn helps them succeed at school. Ultimately, we hope to keep them away from child labour and help give them the opportunity for a better life.

You can see general photos of the Chimbel project opposite together with last year’s end of year photos. If you would like to see more photos see our gallery page here.

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Chimbel Pre-Primary

The pre-primary school at Chimbel supports around 60 children daily. Take a look what happens here.

Chimbel Afternoon Classes

Around 100 children attend our Chimbel project every afternoon. The afternoon tuition classes help children to succeed at school. See the children at work and play here.

Chimbel End of Year Photos

Around 175 children attend the Chimbel project. You can see their End of Year photographs here.