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Educate 406 school dropout children in rural India



Light of Life Trust is a public charitable trust established in 2002 to reach out to underprivileged rural citizens, with focus on children, women and elderly, the most vulnerable section of the society in rural areas. Project Anando was initiated in 2005 to address out-of-school children issue and has so far reached out to over 9000 children covering 426 villages in 5 districts of Maharashtra, India, by reinstating them in schools and equipping them with skills to become productive citizens.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The issue is school-dropout children at secondary school who are in 11-18 years age-group and belong to rural underprivileged section, mainly due to financial and social problems. This is a major challenge concerning the very future of children as secondary education is a link between elementary & higher education and for vocational education. These 406 children are from 8 Centres of Light of Life Trust's Project Anando in the economically backward Jalna District of Maharashtra State, India.

How will this project solve this problem?

Project Anando involves holistic development of children through 3E approach, namely, Educate, Empower & Equip for Employability: > Identify children through schools/ communities. > Counseling sessions/in-depth work with parents & teachers to understand & solve child's issues. > Reinstate in Schools. > Provide education material. > Provide special coaching on difficult subjects. > Provide weekend empowerment workshops. > Monitor progress.

Potential Long Term Impact

> 406 children will benefit directly. Their parents, family, peers & community as a whole also impacted. > Confident, enriched and responsible children, capable of contributing to family and society. > A major leap in employment opportunities. > Escape from child labour and breaking vicious circle of poverty and illiteracy. > A community with more awareness about importance of education. > Untapped rural potential identified & developed towards a better society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,446
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $47,560
Total Funding Goal: $55,006

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Kamal Damania

Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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