TARA Outreach Centre Reopens
This quarter, TARA reopened its outreach center (TOC), celebrated five years of TARA Girls, and continued to ensure children at TARA homes have a safe place to learn. While the lockdown in India was a time full of stress and uncertainty for many, a sense of normalcy has started to return to GoPhil partner, TARA.
Located in the Saidulajab neighborhood of South Delhi, TARA Outreach Centre (TOC) combines education and family case management to ensure families stay strong. TOC supplements government schooling with a high-quality education, especially important now as school closures have impacted more than 320,000 children in India.
TOC had been temporarily closed due to the lockdown since mid-March. Children have been out of school, and schools have provided limited at-home learning resources. Many parents were out of work and struggled to make ends meet. Concerned that the closure would disrupt children’s education in the long-term, TOC reopened on October 12, 2020, helping many children get back on track. Excitement is in the air as TOC reopens, and schoolchildren are delighted to learn in-person again.