Project #363

Alternative school for railway platform children

by Ruchika Social Service Organisation


Taking the school to the street - advocating for and working with children on issues such as child rights, health care, and nutrition.
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This project will affect around 400 marginalized children living on and around the railway station who have no access to school. The barriers to education for such children arise both from the external environment and from the children's own unique predicament of deprivation. These children are not merely out of school; the very concept of education is unknown to them.


To set up an extensive network of schools, vocational training programs, shelters, non-formal education centers, a crisis help-line, and scholarships with the aim to assist children in claiming their right to education.

Long-Term Impact

Outcomes of this project are to make schooling a habit; motivate parents to take charge; make education attainable, useful, and enjoyable for every child; and make children conscious of the role of education in upward social mobility.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Ruchika Social Service Organisation

Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa - India
Website: http:/​/​

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Thanks to 34 donors like you, a total of $4,472 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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