ERIC Number: ED480019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Attacking Urban Poverty: The Role of the SNDT Women's University, Mumbai, India--The "Gilbert Hill Programme". Strategies of Education and Training for Disadvantaged Groups.
Kamath, M.; Udipi, S. A.; Varghese, M. A.
This study examined the role of the SNDT (formerly Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey) University in reducing poverty in the Gilbert Hill-Gamdevi Dongri area of Mumbai, India. The Gilbert Hill area accommodates around 1 million people, most of whom are migrants form other parts of India. The Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Home Sciences of SNDT Women's University implemented a project focusing on adult education, preschool education, improving enrollment in elementary education, and income-generating activities. Program evaluation activities show that over the years the association of the University with the project has helped improve the lot of the poor in many ways. The project has opened opportunities for women to take on income-generating activities, increased access to education, and has helped widows apply for government funding for various types of activities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Income, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Urban Programs, Urban Universities, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.