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Mission: University

by The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission
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Summary

At the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, a large children's home in the north of India, our goal is to enroll all of our ambitious 12th class graduates in top colleges across India. The Mission: University program is into its second year, and now has 13 participating students working hard in a variety of challenging disciplines. We invite all supporters who know and love these kids already, or those just looking to make a real world impact, to help us give them this life-changing opportunity.

$90,000
total goal
$37,839
remaining
70
donors
5
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

In a competitive country like India, education is critical. It's estimated that only 4% of Indian students will ever earn a college degree. Without a degree or a marketable skill, many young people in the country face a bleak future of low paying jobs and little opportunity. The cost of a year's education is $2000 to $3500 (US) depending on major and school selected. And while this may seem affordable by western standards, it is far out of reach for all but the wealthiest families.

Solution

As with most all higher education these days, the challenge is how to pay for it. Unfortunately, there is minimal aid available in India and loans are not practical for a children's home like ours. And so, as we have done for more than 70 years, we are seeking to partner with like-minded individuals to help lift these kids up. Whether with a single donation, monthly support or direct sponsorship of a specific student, together we can actually do this!

Long-Term Impact

This project has huge long-term potential to change these children's lives. Among our participants we have a future Architect, a Bio-Technician, a Social Worker, a Nurse, a Physical Education Teacher, a Civil Servant, an International Finance Broker, an English Teacher, a Hotel Manager and an Editor! While we believe all of these kids have the potential to change the world, we know your help will certainly change their worlds forever.

Resources

https:/​/​www.indianorphanage.com

Organization Information

The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission

Location: Dist Champawat, Uttarakhand - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @indianorphanage
Project Leader:
John Marshall
Dist Champawat, Uttarakhand India
$52,161 raised of $90,000 goal
 
174 donations
$37,839 to go
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