Every year We conduct summer camp for slum children and poor children of the community and at the end of the Summer camp we provide school materials to all the participants as they are from very poor backgrounds and have no means of availing the initial expenses at the beginning of school year in June which is rather high. We also provide the same to identified needy children from the district through our helpline (childline). By your help we will be able to sustain more children in school.
Trivandrum is a place with slum dwellers and fisher folks at the coastal belt. Both categories of families have very little income and there are many children of such families who drop out of education. Kerala has high literacy rates but there are many children who drop out midway due to lack of sufficient income to sustain in schools. Though education is free and compulsory the initial cost of sending a child to schools comes to 100 dollars which is a huge sum for these families.
As the initial cost of getting ready for the school year is costly if help can be given to them at the beginning of school year, they will sustain in schools. Often our child helpline get many number of calls through out the year regarding children not attending schools in the district. Often the reason is lack of resources. We have found in the past that the initial help can sustain children throughout the year. There is negligible schools fees and travel by buses is cheap.
Good education is the base from which a child can launch out to be successful in the future. Poverty level of a family can be overcome through good education of children. Minimum level of education is necessary for living out daily life. Reading and writing skills are essential for dignified life. Helping to sustain a literate society will be a large contribution to these beneficiaries