LBCT started off 20 years ago in a bid to support a government school, through both infrastructural and teaching aid, in a village called Jharsaintly in Faridabad, Haryana. Since then, the Trust has grown in scale, both in terms of the projects as well as the number of students and schools it works with to provide quality education to government school students up to 10th grade in vulnerable communities.
LBCT works to ensure that students attending schools do not drop out, remain in the education system after school, and move towards skilled career paths, through programs such as digital learning, remedial support, teachers’ training, scholarships and infrastructural support.LEARN MORE
A significant section of the community that the Trust felt a need to work with was women. Since women, despite having potential, do not have the access to equal opportunities in terms of education, skills and livelihoods, it is important to cater to their needs and their development. Therefore, LBCT works with women on skill development to empower them to make their own decisions as well as contribute to the development of their families and communities.
Along with women, LBCT continuously engages with those sections of the community, such as youth, who are outside the formal education system, providing vocational skills through training and market facilitation in traditional handloom and handicrafts. This not only provides employment opportunities to the community but also reduces social and economic inequalities.LEARN MORE
Community engagement is the backbone of all projects run at the Trust. While working with communities, it is important to take their needs and aspirations into account and work with them to bring collective change.
LBCT works in coordination with the relevant government departments and projects (Department of Primary Education, Department of Secondary Education, the District Rural Development Agency, the National Rural Livelihoods Mission etc). At the village level, this team works directly with the panchayats and mobilises women’s self-help groups.LEARN MORE
The COVID pandemic severely strained the public health system and impacted not just health, but education and employment of vulnerable communities.
To address their issues, LBCT worked on 5 aspects that impacted the communities directly – health and nutrition, infrastructure, vaccinations, livelihood enhancement and education- from 2020 to 2022.LEARN MORE