Education
 India
Project #10150

Education for 100 street children in India

by Ashraya Initiative for Children, Inc.
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Summary

This project will provide high-quality education for 1000 street children from some of the poorest slum communities in Pune, India. These children are almost all first-generation learners and will benefit immensely from AIC's holistic approach to education and comprehensive support services.
$40,000
total goal
$15,467
remaining
208
donors
2
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

There are estimated to be more than 18 million street children in India. A significant number of these children come from Denotified (formerly "Criminal") Tribe communities. These communities face widespread discrimination, compounded by illiteracy, malnutrition, health and social problems stemming from extreme poverty. This project will allow children from these uniquely marginalized communities in Pune, India to stay off the streets and thrive in mainstream school environments.

Solution

The project will enroll street children in reputable schools around the city, sponsor their school fees, provide uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and nutritious packed meals. It will also arrange daily transportation to and from the schools and after-school tutoring. Additionally, all students in the Education Outreach Program will receive free health and medical care. Through these comprehensive support services, AIC children will be able to stay off the streets and excel in school.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide 100 first generation learners from historically marginalized communities with an excellent education and opportunities for holistic growth and development, which will put them on the path toward breaking the pervasive cycles of poverty in their slum communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ashrayainitiative.org
AIC Blog
AIC Facebook page

Organization Information

Ashraya Initiative for Children, Inc.

Location: Ithaca, New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ashrayainitiative.org
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Sholtys
Yerwada, Maharashtra India
$24,533 raised of $40,000 goal
 
 
362 donations
$15,467 to go
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