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Keep 100 At-Risk Assam Students In School

 
$460
$9,540
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The goal is to help 100 students in Assam stay in school, even when there is family financial hardship. To do this, we will provide judicious monetary assistance and mentoring to the students. We work with schools that have dedicated teams with whose help we have already helped 100 other students stay in school in the last 4 years.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Govt of India statistics (March 2011) show that 125,000 children remained uneducated in Assam. The main cause is school dropout - 8.3% in lower primary, 15.2% in upper primary. We work with schools like Parijat Academy, Pragyalaya and SHED, which have dedicated teams and do not have teacher absenteeism and other problems prevalent in other schools that lead to student drop-out. But family poverty, another key cause of drop out, is a large challenge in our schools. We address that issue directly.

How will this project solve this problem?

First, we reduce the financial burden on families. Selected students get $100/year which converts, at current exchange rate, to about Rs. 500/month. This small amount is the crucial financial boost needed by the family to be able to keep the child in school, instead of pulling her out to work, to earn for the family. Second, our volunteers provide career mentoring using well-designed Junior Achievement curriculum to show students a path to jobs to stay motivated through school.

Potential Long Term Impact

The primary long-term effect is increased income for 100 children and their families with educated students getting good jobs when they graduate. This leads to a self-sustaining virtuous circle of students staying in school, progressively reducing the need for intervention such as ours in those localities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $460
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,540
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

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Project Leader

Pallav Saikia

Dublin, CA United States

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