Taking the school to the street - advocating for and working with children on issues such as child rights, health care, and nutrition.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This project will affect around 400 marginalized children living on and around the railway station who have no access to school. The barriers to education for such children arise both from the external environment and from the children's own unique predicament of deprivation. These children are not merely out of school; the very concept of education is unknown to them.
How will this project solve this problem?
To set up an extensive network of schools, vocational training programs, shelters, non-formal education centers, a crisis help-line, and scholarships with the aim to assist children in claiming their right to education.
Potential Long Term Impact
Outcomes of this project are to make schooling a habit; motivate parents to take charge; make education attainable, useful, and enjoyable for every child; and make children conscious of the role of education in upward social mobility.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,502
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,502 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $5,500.