Educating Deprived Mineworkers' Children in India



Many mining communities in Rajasthan lack schools. Illiteracy is rampant and breaking out of poverty is next to impossible. Building schools & educating children provides alternative to work in mines

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mineworkers live in very difficult and poor conditions. Some mines are in remote areas, in communities that lack many basic facilities, such as access to education. GRAVIS would like to build schools in remote areas to give more children access to education and also to continue existing centers. Children of mineworkers, who are often forced in to early labor and denied benefits of education, will be given priority admission to the schools.

How will this project solve this problem?

The schools will benefit 500 children (including 200 girls) by giving them access to education suited to their needs, as well as extracurricular activities. There is great enthusiasm among parents to send children regularly to schools.

Potential Long Term Impact

Fewer children will need to work as laborers, while more will learn basic language and arithmetic skills. Children will discover feelings of self-worth and may be inspired to continue beyond primary education.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,049

Funding Information

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 $1,049 .  The original project funding goal was $3,300.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $1,049 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Balu Iyer

IDEX Asia Program Director
San Francisco, California United States

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