Education
 India
Project #19498

Education for children in need

by My name is Kumar Foundation
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Summary

My name is Kumar provides a home and education to 37 children in the South of India who would have otherwise been forced into begging. Attending the best private school in the city of Chengalpattu, we arm the children with knowledge. We believe education is the most effective tool to break the vicious cycle of poverty.
$50,000.00
total goal
$10,192.00
remaining
180
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The 'Londor' begging community exists out of 400 people, 270 of them are children. These children are forced into begging by their parents and from the money they 'earn' the parents buy alcohol. There is a lot of violence within the community and the children suffer from the fact that there is no way out. They get married at the age of 15 and often start drinking themselves. They live in a very unsafe environment where developing themselves is not possible, due to lack of stimulation.

Solution

If we give proper care to these children, a safe home and send them to a good private school we can break the vicious circle of poverty. If we provide this care to the children more kids will have the opportunity to make a positive impact. With this opportunity we remove the risk of child marriage, violence and sexual abuse. By providing this home we give the children a chance to a better future.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate more then 100 children who would otherwise should be begging in the streets. We allow them to rise out of poverty and make a difference in the world.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.mynameiskumar.org
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Organization Information

My name is Kumar Foundation

Location: Maastricht - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.mynameiskumar.org
Project Leader:
Renee Schreurs
Maastricht, Netherlands
$39,808 raised of $50,000 goal
 
206 donations
$10,192 to go
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