Project #12851

Teacher's salary & rent to educate gypsy children

A microproject by New Life


The 40 narikuravar children will be motivated to continue their high education. Coaching classes will be conducted by the teacher and the children will be trained in chapters and subjects in which they are weak. This will result in the children getting educated and thus the early marriages that happen in their community can be reduced.
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Education is considered less important for the Nomadic Narikuravar children in Devarayaneri habitat of Trichirappalli, especially the girl children. The elders think that education will spoil the girls as it will expand their horizons of thinking and knowledge. Hence the girls are stopped from going to schools as soon as they attain puberty or as they cross their 8th standard. Among the boys, only a few go to high school. Children marry at an early age to ensure marriage within the community.


The minimum basic requirement to run the main project, i.e the coaching class is the salary of the coaching class teacher and the rent. This will enable to conduct the coaching class to the narikurava children without hindrance.

Long-Term Impact

By improving the educational opportunities for the children and by developing their skills they are allowed to make decisions and influence community to change in key areas. In turn this will have a positive impact on the most profound issues of the community: lack of education and early marriages.


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Organization Information

New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
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Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, TamilNadu India

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