Education
 India
Project #15568

Send 300 children to school in 2014-15

A microproject by Hippocampus Reading Foundation
Vetted

Summary

This project aims to raise funds for the 300 children currently attending our programs in the 104 existing centres on the scholarship money raised through contributions made by you during the previous year.These children belong to very poor families some of them earning as low as Rs 800 per month , as such the scholarships ensure that their children are not denied access to education during the critical early years which are so crucial to their development and success in the later years.
$10,023.00
total raised
145
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The community is currently facing the challenge of access to quality and affordable pre-school education for their children.This absence of early learning foundation is responsible for significant dropouts in the higher classes affecting future employability prospects as the children who enroll don't finish school. Additionally, low educational qualifications and dependence on agricultural income have resulted in poor average monthly earnings, creating one more barrier to education.

Solution

The project will help create a pool of funds that will be deployed towards providing scholarships for the 300 children currently enrolled in our programs. They hail from extremely marginalised families with monthly incomes as low as Rs 800 making sustenance difficult and are unable to afford even the frugal monthly amount of Rs 300 towards their fees. Our policy also covers girl children and those who are orphaned ensuring that they are given an equal opportunity to learn and succeed.

Long-Term Impact

Children are the primary beneficiaries because they receive access to a well-structured early childhood education, which they would not have had otherwise. Early learning is critical for a child's cognitive growth and lays the foundation on which all further learning is built. The project benefits the children and the community by providing better learning opportunities leading to improved employment prospects resulting in economic empowerment. 300 children in 104 communities will benefit.

Resources

Facebook
Article on Hippocampus at Knowledge@Wharton
Learning Centre Website
Article on 'GOOD'

Organization Information

Hippocampus Reading Foundation

Location: Bangalore 560025,, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​hrfindia.org/​
Project Leader:
Lily Paul
Bangalore, Karnataka India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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