This project provides education and skills training to the poor in rural and urban India. It also establishes a community-led self-sustaining social security system.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The poor are most economically vulnerable to life's uncertainties. They cannot afford medical care and do not have an old-age pension. This leads them to adopt unlawful means of getting money. The project aims to give them medical insurance, create a fund for their old-age pension, and motivate them to contribute positively to society. The nonformal education is aimed at children from extremely poor families in urban slums who do not go to school.
How will this project solve this problem?
Vocational training to poor families, creating opportunities for self-employment; establishing a social security system that provides them life and health insurance and an old-age pension; education for children, providing future job opportunities.
Potential Long Term Impact
2000 poor families in Bhopal slums will benefit from life-long health and livelihood insurance, an old-age pension, and social security. 50 children who are ragpickers will gain a long-term education.
Total Funding Received to Date: $995
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 $995 . The original project funding goal was $500,000.