Residential Study Complex which is being run by ASSIST at Piduguralla, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India has 200 children in the age group of 5-14 years studying from 1st standard to 7th standard. These all children belongs to Backward Class, Scheduled Class and Scheduled Tribe communities. Since all these children are from Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, their parents are not able to send their children to schools. Instead of sending them to schools, children are being to sent to lime industries as child labourers by their parents. Like wise, these children are supporting financially to their parents. ASSIST's field staff has generated awareness among the parents of these children regarding the importance of Education, parents of these child labourers have been convinienced and agreed to send their children to Residential Study Complex which is being run by ASSIST. In this Residential Study Complex, children are not only being given education but also they are being provided school uniform, meals, teaching and learning material, books, pens etc. It is purely residential system and children are not allowed to go outside. All infrastructure facilities have been provided in this Residential Study Complex. It is quite safe and secure. After completing 7th standard in this centre, children are mainstremed to near high schools and necessary follow-up being done after enrolling them in High schools as well.
Since, during the last quarter, no new child has been enrolled for joining in any standard education in Residential Study Complex, I am submitting this as an additional information.
J Ranga Rao
"Ensuring all the Children go for Schooling projet" has been uploaded on to GlobalGiving website for seeking the donations for the deprived children who discontinued their studies and engaged in the daily labour work in order to support their families financially. Having approved on GlobalGiving website, one of the generous donor has donated $200 to one Child for continuing education allowing children parents to start income generating activity in order to get sustainable livelihood.
Kumari’s parents work very hard and it becomes very difficult for them to feed the family members when the work is not available. Due to this, they are unable to send their daughter to school. She studied upto 4th standard and discontinued her studies due to poor economic conditions of her parents. As her parents borrowed some money from their landlord, her father has to work extra hours and extra days in order to repay the debts. As a result, Kumari has to stop her education and ought to go labour work for supporting her family.
Since, one of the generous donor came forward to support this child through GlobalGiving website, now, Kumari is able to continue her education and now she is studying 5th Standard. With the help of assistance provided by generous donor, her parents have bought a milch animal and their income has been escalated. As a result, they are getting sustainable livelihood and they are also feeling proud, as their daughter is continuing her education in order to fulfil her desires. (Becoming a teacher is her big desire).
Kumari as well as her parents are expressing their sincere gratitude for getting support through GlobalGiving website and they are very much thankful to the donors as well.
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CHILAKALURIPET, GUNTUR DISTRICT,