Juvenile Crime India

Anjali Nigam

Why I Started Value-Based Schools In Slums To Tackle Juvenile Crime

There is an absolute void when it comes to formalized imparting of the right values to urban slum children, both within homes and schools. I wanted Neem Schools to make underprivileged children "respected and respecting citizens". The school would not teach classes -- just values taught through sensitization techniques. Today we have six Neem Schools in six slums in Delhi and Gurgaon, covering about 500 children.