This project will provide free, high quality English Medium education to 350 marginalized children from India's urban slums. We also provide breakfast and lunch to our students and cover all their school needs, like uniforms and stationary. Along with academics, SUKRUPA Education Center also provides their students with wide extra-curricular activities- foreign languages, music and musical instruments, sports, debating, creating every possible opportunity for them to be successful in life.
Children at SUKRUPA come from urban slum communities around Bangalore and are mostly first generation learners.
Many of them come from families whose monthly income is less than Rs. 2,000, which is less than $50.00. This leads to a lack of basic needs - like education, health care, and nutrition - and often enters the children into a vicious cycle of child labor and life-long poverty.
SUKRUPA works with marginalized children and young adults, providing a secure environment, schooling and skills training that enable them to escape poverty, slum life, illiteracy, and ignorance. Sukrupa breaks the poverty cycle for these individuals and their families by creating opportunities so that they are able to integrate fully as participants and contributors in mainstream society.
According to studies conducted by India's Education Ministry, education can drastically improve standards of living within a single generation. Manigendan was a first generation learner. His parents are daily wage laborers. After finishing school at SUKRUPA, we sponsored his Bachelor's in Commerce degree and today he is working as an accountant. With SUKRUPA's educational program, our students can get high paid jobs that uplift their standard of living by more than 5 times.
There are many free schools for children from low income families but what makes SUKRUPA different is that it gives a really high quality of education, which lets our children compete with mainstream. - Basavaraj, Parent of SUKRUPA student
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,893
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $93,106
Total Funding Goal: $99,999