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Preventing school dropout of 540 children in India



This project would prevent school dropout of 540 children from extremely poverty stricken families discharged from juvenile homes thereby eliminating the risks of dropout children (re)turning to crime or becoming child labourers.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Juvenile homes in Mumbai house arguably the most disadvantaged children. Institutionalized for three months, they are often from highly poverty stricken families. They are traumatized by their stint in the juvenile homes and on release, suffer unspeakable stigma and struggle to lead a normal life and a large number of them discontinue their studies. This project would strive to counsel 540 children every year and provide them practical help to ensure that they continue their education.

How will this project solve this problem?

Sahaara commences interaction with the children of the juvenile home as well as their guardians while the children are still in the home. The children are continued to be counselled after their discharge to come out of their trauma. Practical help is provided for them to get back to school in the form of interaction with school authorities and provision of school stationery supplies. Subsequent follow up visits are carried out to ensure that they continue in school.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will ensure 540 children continue in quality education every year and equip themselves to become positive contributors to society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,729
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,071
Total Funding Goal: $10,800

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Rahul Thomas

Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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