The  project aims at creating spaces for unperturbed learning and developing all-round excellence in kids from the interior villages of Bodoland.

The project which started off as evening study centres, as spaces for children to group and study peacefully, has now grown into ‘Children Development Centres’ for enriched education. This also includes remedial classes for middle school children and residential coaching for girls appearing for Class 10 matriculation exams. The project also encompasses providing supplementary teachers to schools that have few or no teachers at all.

the ant's children development centres
Children development centres
the ant's After-school evening study centres in Deosiri village
After-school evening study centres in Deosiri village

No of Chidren Development centres – 25
Age groups – 6 to 10

The ant is supported by Sh. Kamal Agarwal through Arpan Foundation in Deosiri and Kukling villages for two years in a row.

[infobox color=”#424242″ textcolor=”#ffffff”]A rally unique to the education in village children was organized in Deosiri on 28th September 2015, when children of the evening study centres unanimously raised their voice demanding “books are our best friends, do not separate us.” The demand was directly placed before over 150 parents in a meeting following the rally. The adults were moved to tears, when child after child, especially girls, stood up bravely and pleaded with the parents to allow them to go to school, instead of keeping them behind to look after their siblings or fetch firewood.[/infobox]