Carnation Learning Center is a preschool and learning support center serving children from the inner-city slums of Bangalore. Carnation provides free preschool education for up to 100 students using an English-based curriculum to teach the basis of reading, writing, and mathematics. Preschool students receive two nutritious meals per day, hygiene products, fun outings, and other enrichment. Upon graduation, many of the children receive scholarships to attend a local English-medium school. These students participate in the after school Plus-10 program at the center where they receive homework help, attend various clubs, and are given a nutritious snack.
In addition to educating the youngest and poorest, Carnation also trains and promotes needy women within the organization. 70% of the staff is made up of local women who are given training and educational opportunities so that they can be independent.
The Kiran Anjali Project helps fund operational expenses for Carnation Learning Center.
Video: Meet Ayesha, a former Carnation preschool student who now participates in their Plus 10 program.