Education  India Project #32034

Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata

by Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata
Education for 600 Vulnerable Children in Kolkata

Project Report | Feb 13, 2024
Taekwondo is changing young lives

By Jane Manson | Fundraising

Taekwondo Classes in the Topsia Centre
Taekwondo Classes in the Topsia Centre

These children come from the Topsia Squatter Community – a strip of land between 2 sewage canals. They are among the poorest and most marginalised in Kolkata (Calcutta). Opportunities for these children are rare but, thanks to you, Tiljala SHED provides a safe space and educational support for 600 children for 3 hours every day after-school. Sometimes others are prepared to cross the bridge over the stinking effluent to help out. In this case Mr Das, a black-belt Taekwondo teacher, conducts training in our community centre every Saturday and Sunday. The youngsters love it and are doing very well. Last week Mr Das took five of them to the West Bengal Taekwondo championships. Three of the five youngsters won medals – amongst a crowd of over 300 participants. An experience like this shows all the children that they CAN participate and succeed in mainstream society. The martial art makes the girls feel safer, provides an outlet for their energy and a much needed break from the daily traumas of living in poverty, in unsanitary conditions and with the crime and violence that attend them.

It costs just *INR1200 per month to provide a child with 3 hours of after school tuition 5 days a week, homework support, remedial teaching, song, dance, art and craft, daily healthy snacks PLUS Taekwondo and sport coaching at the weekend.

 

* USD14.50

EUR13.50

GBP11.50

CAD19.50

Mr Das with the Tiljala SHED team
Mr Das with the Tiljala SHED team

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Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Twitter: @Tiljala_NGO
Project Leader:
Jane Manson
Kolkata , India
$51,420 raised of $108,000 goal
 
620 donations
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