Many mining communities in Rajasthan are without schools. Illiteracy is rampant and breaking out of poverty is close to impossible. Building schools and educating children is the only solution.
Mineworkers live in very difficult and poor conditions. Some of the mines are in very remote areas and the communities there lack many basic facilities, such as access to education. Gravis would like to build schools in three remote villages to increase the number of children gaining access to education. Children of mineworkers, who due to family circumstances are often forced in to early labor and denied the benefits of education, will be the first to be granted admittance to the new schools.
The three new schools will be built that will benefit over 500 children (including 200 girls) by giving them access to education. There is often great enthusiasm among parents to send their children regularly to school.
Increase in enrollment and retention of children in the education centers, reduction in the number of children working as laborers and increase in education levels in language, arithmetic and general knowledge.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Mineworkers in India