In a slum where girls are historically uneducated and relegated to a life of hard labor, the new Vikasini girls' school is shaping bright futures and must grow to meet overwhelming enrollment
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the Addagutta slum where residents live below the poverty line without drinking water or streetlights; mothers work on construction jobs or as domestic help; and only 34% of girls attend school, the desire to improve circumstances is intense. Mothers support Vikasini and enrollment has grown from 15 to 41 in its first year. An additional teacher, administrative help, books, sports equipment, and one computer are needed. Local donations cannot meet the school's needs.
How will this project solve this problem?
An additional teacher, administrative help, books, sports equipment, and one computer are needed to help support the Vikasini school and provide an alternative to child labor. Local donations cannot meet the school's needs.
Potential Long Term Impact
Girls are taught to comprehend discrimination; self-confidence is increased through sports; English, computer usage, information technology and math are taught; and reading will be encouraged through the addition of a library.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,100
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
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 $3,100 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $8,800.