Established in 1998 by Mr. Vijay Bajpai for generating awareness among the communities on various issues, Parichay started its Bal Vikas Kendra (Child Development Center) in April 2000. Mr. Bajpai started working for a closed community in Tukmirpur area near Bhajanpura in East Delhi, where most kids never attended a school, and the ones who were able to attend the local state-run schools, were by and large de-motivated given the deploratory condition of such schools.
Most of the families in this community do not have a regular income. Due to financial constraints and illiteracy, the parents are not able to send their children to formal schools. A major group is unaware of their rights and all sorts of social evils exist. Parichay runs a Non-formal Education program to mainstream the children in formal education and to empower them through vocational training in a number of areas.
The basic aim of our recreational, vocational and academic programs is to channelize a child’s creative faculties from – “Aimless to purposive, wasteful to useful, destructive to constructive and productive, quarrelsome to harmonious.”And after six years, we are happy to say that “Parichay” is rapidly achieveing its objectives in all the above mentioned fields.”
Started with 9 children, we are now a family of 60 children and their family members, teachers and volunteers, who have helped us in numerous ways. Parichay’s vision is to effect the personal and the social development of children, youth, and adults of the community.