Muskan is Turnstone’s non formal education program started in 2013 to support kids who are out of school in the slums of Kolkata. Most of the students studying here are child labour once upon a time. We are happy to share with you the love of our dedicated teachers [ whom we called Muskan didi ] they are the part of mainstream education.
Started with 35 students in slum of Basanti Coloni, presently we have 394 students in our role. Innovative way of learning, two way communication and affection driven teaching are the factors to increase the number of children.
Apart from studies, they are equipped with other skills such as dance, drawing, handicraft making etc.
Muskan also takes care of their nutrition needs [ distribution of tiffin daily ] and health requirements including menstrual health of adolescent girl. No fees of any structure is being charged from them.
Beside these activities another important aspect of our program is mainstreaming of children into Government Schools and preventing them from dropping out of schools.