From grinding poverty to graduation

 
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Nov 7, 2011

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CAPS STUDENTS
CAPS STUDENTS

Hi Supporters and friends!

Time for another update.

First my I express on behalf of our children our hearfelt appreciation for your donations for this important project.

You will have seen personal testimonies from children, explaining how the programme has given them opportunuities they never dreamed possible.

But what exactly is the CAPS scheme , How does it work?

I thought I would use this update to clarify how the scheme works to bring a better understanding of the reach and effects of the project.

Ok, as you probably know CAPS means Children's Academic Personal Scholarships. But children from where? How are they selected? How much assistance do you give?

The aims of CAPS is very close to the mission statement of the Trust, which is,

"Our mission is the bringing of educational opportunity and to promote health and social rights to those to whom such opportunities have previously been denied to poverty family circumstances or oppression".

CAPS does this one child at a time.

It has several different strands.

Education of the Girl Child

Promoting the education of girls by offering fully paid sponsorship to girls living in the local community from very economically disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to complete their education

A chance for college

Supporting exceptionally bright students through college and University

A residential school scholarship.

Offering a fantastic chance to very bright students from our village school to complete their education to school leaving examination level at class 10.

Students are selected by a panel of teachers, our education director and a former CAPS student. It is a competitive programme, only the very best can secure a CAPS place. Parents are involved in the process.

Ex CAPS students have gone on to be policeman, bank employees, office workers and translators. It has to be remembered, these are children who come from extremely poor backgrounds , living in mud dwellings and who could not even afford a pair of sandals, who had no possessions at all. On employment they voluntarily give 10% of their earnings back into the scheme as a donation in order to help others.

Thank you for helping them

Deepak Kumar

Chairperson

People First  

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Nick Hansen

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Dhobi Gaya Rd Bodhgaya, Bihar India

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