In India, every year out of 253 million adolescent 17% dropouts from Secondary and Sr. Secondary schools.
PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
NeoFusion launched its first skill center in the Jaipur institute in 2013 with an objective to promote Visual and Performing Arts. In Gurgaon, center started in October 2014, ahead of the formal academy attracting the adolescents to the learn various art forms and later guiding the school dropouts or never gone to school adolescents to enrol to complete Senior schooling. Every child learns one or more skills in the academy and participates in plays, dance performances and shows around it.
Education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. NeoFusion Academy of Excellence aims to reduce school dropouts by providing quality English medium education following the National Institute of Open schooling (NIOS) syllabus from class 1 to 12. Complete support is given to ensure students complete elementary education through NIOS is ensured.
The Foundation lays a lot of importance to the health of its beneficiaries and takes utmost care to conduct an Annual health check-up in tie-up with Fortis Health care, Center for Sight and individual Medical practitioners for the same. Sexuality education and reproductive health services for adolescents are essential elements in different comprehensive preventive strategies. But “the reproductive health needs of adolescents as a group have been largely ignored to date by existing reproductive health services. We at NeoFusion have started Project Samvaad where we have created comprehensive and inclusive curriculum for sexuality education.
Most adolescents from underprivileged communities come from very abusive backgrounds. Through a well-designed programme involving creative arts like drama, dance, singing and painting the team has successfully counselled many drop outs, unemployed youth, drug abuse and family abuse youngsters to emotionally strong individuals. NeoFusion strongly believes in caring, counselling, and conducting value training to every child who becomes a part of it. A student’s day at its centre starts with meditation and the focus is on child mental & physical health through various art activities, life skill trainings and tie ups with doctors, child psychologists and career coaches.
To create real impact NeoFusion works towards mentoring a dropout to finish Senior Secondary Schooling or Graduation, align him/her to his passion and complete the circle by creating not just livelihoods but sustainable employment opportunities for the youth of the region. The team collaborates with the Industry to work on short- and long-term projects for the youth in the age group of 18-25 years of age from other underprivileged private schools, Government schools, NGOs or the migrated community around.