Smallfoot is an initiative to educate underprivileged children, with a unique model that uses volunteerism, crowd funding and technological expertise. All the students of Smallfoot are from slum dwelling families, with lowest economic situation and with no means to send them to school. Therefore, most Smallfoot students have almost no prior primary knowledge required to enroll at a regular school with the students of their age group.
Upon enrollment in Smallfoot the students study with its volunteer teachers for a significant period of time, to prepare the knowledge base necessary to receive admission into a regular school. Upon completion of the knowledge base, the students are enrolled in the classes they were supposed to study in according to their age, and simultaneously continue training with the instructors, albeit in subjects that are not taught in their new school, such as technology usage, leadership, moral studies, Advanced Spoken English, etc. All the expenses incurred in the new school starting from uniform, books, stationeries to tuition fees are paid by Smallfoot administration, who in turn collects the money through various crowd funding schemes.
The goal of the Smallfoot founders is to ensure 12 years of school education for its children, completely free of cost, so they may avail tertiary education and become contributing members of the society they live in. The simultaneous Smallfoot training along with their regular school study, aims to develop them as individuals of high moral caliber and leadership skills, with the hope that they would help educate the next generation of Smallfoot children. “To remove poverty by education”, is a dream shared by its founders, and Smallfoot is racing towards that dream with its volunteers, supporters, and most importantly its students.