Shifa Slum School
The story behind Shifa Slum School.
Situated in a North Indian slum community, Shifa School began as a women and children’s community outreach programme in 2003.
In July 2008, it was later further developed into a school.
The children attending Shifa School are “rag-pickers” - street children who pick and sell scraps from the streets to earn a meagre income. These children live in challenging socio-economic circumstances, caught in a deep and vicious cycle of domestic abuse, dysfunctional families and poverty.
"The Hindi word Shifa means to heal. We aim to provide good education in a safe, secure and supportive environment."
We guide our students by nurturing them with:
Through our school's holistic approach, we hope to see a transformed people released from poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, crime, varying types of physical and mental abuse as well as systemic forms of cruelty and injustice.