Educating Deprived Mineworkers' Children in India

by Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)


Many mining communities in Rajasthan lack schools. Illiteracy is rampant and breaking out of poverty is next to impossible. Building schools & educating children provides alternative to work in mines

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Mineworkers live in very difficult and poor conditions. Some mines are in remote areas, in communities that lack many basic facilities, such as access to education. GRAVIS would like to build schools in remote areas to give more children access to education and also to continue existing centers. Children of mineworkers, who are often forced in to early labor and denied benefits of education, will be given priority admission to the schools.


The schools will benefit 500 children (including 200 girls) by giving them access to education suited to their needs, as well as extracurricular activities. There is great enthusiasm among parents to send children regularly to schools.

Long-Term Impact

Fewer children will need to work as laborers, while more will learn basic language and arithmetic skills. Children will discover feelings of self-worth and may be inspired to continue beyond primary education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​​
Balu Iyer
Project Leader:
Balu Iyer
IDEX Asia Program Director
San Francisco, California United States

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Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $1,049 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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