UPAY Gurugram Zone was started on 21st Feb 2016 in slums behind Niwas Properties in Sec 57. The people living in those slums were migrants construction workers, maids, domestic workers, signal hawkers, beggars etc. Few of these children had been to schools in their village but not anymore whereas majority of the children were not going to any schools.
Because of their lifestyle, short-sighted vision and challenges like fear of getting kidnapped in a new city, responsibility of taking care of younger siblings, going to a govt. school and spending hours there is not at all preferred for them. So we started conducting the UPAY FootPath-Shala very close to their slums for 2 hrs on weekends.
It took around 1 year for our UPAY volunteers to make them sit in a disciplined manner, as the concept of education and classroom was unfamiliar to them. Slowly the children started learning letters, numbers, writing, drawing along with life lessons.