Teen Channel – Community Learning Centre Initiative
The Teen Channel program aims at reaching adolescents aged 13 – 18 years in particular the adolescents who are out of school, school drop outs and potential drop-outs. Through this program, CAP Foundation is providing a holistic education module for high school level academic certification with life skill modules and career exploration opportunities. The model is effectively addressing the issues affecting their quality of life and future in an enabling environment that addresses students learning needs – academic, vocational, and occupational. In the last four years, over 6000 adolescents have accessed the program with 76% completing elementary and high school State Board examination.
CAP foundation is operating a total of 17 Teen channel learning centers. 10 centres in Hyderabad, 4 in Chennai, and 3 in NCR respectively.
Teen channel this year made significant progress reaching 4716 adolescents and achieving 83% of pass percentage in class 10 exams. Apart of academics, sports, life skills education and library activities, students have gained an intensive exposure towards career exploration through industrial visits namely RKS Motors, Coco Cola, NIRD, and Pearls Inn. A Career Mela was organized in Hyderabad to provide an insight into different employment opportunities available.
Some highlights of Teen Channel Programme
- 3893 students appeared for 10th standard final examination and 3160 students cleared it successfully.
- 2066 students have joined Intermediate courses in different colleges.
- 590 students have joined vocational courses with CAP Foundation.
Realizing dreams – Topper of Teen Channel Programme – Durga Prasad Speaks…
Ram Durga Prasad has topped class 10 exam securing 85 percent marks and now joined CAP’s Vocational Joined College to pursue his intermediate.
Recollecting his difficulties to reach this point, Durga Prasad said “I dropped out of school at the age of 12 to financially suport my family. My father met with an accident and had to quit his job. My brother was then working as a welder and warning Rs.3500 a month. We realized that my brother’s income would not be sufficient to manage the family. Hence I took up a job as an assistant in a medical store and worked for 2 years for a salary of Rs.1000 a month. After two years, I joined Teen Channel Program and completed class 10 while working. I secured 509 and am glad that I am the topper of Teen Channel schools. I am happy that I have joined CAP’s vocational junior college. I am still working part-time and am earning Rs.1400 a month.” And he cheerfully now says that he aspires to grow as an automobile engineer, get his polio afflicted sister married to a good person and contribute his best to his family.