Education
 India
Project #15944

Educational Sponsorship for 120 Children - India

by Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All ( IDEA)
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Summary

Children of casual labourers in India often drop out of school owing to marginal family income. Our sponsorship project ensures that these children especially girls are not robbed of a possible bright future by providing them quality education and counseling.
$12,000.00
total goal
$4,604.00
remaining
31
donors
2
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

In India there are more casual labourers today than ever before who have irregular jobs, sometimes on a day to day basis and with no guarantee or benefits, owing to which they have low disposable incomes and therefore sometimes have to discontinue sending their kids to school. Many of these talented young kids who should be in school getting an education are therefore forced to sit out. This is a huge waste of talent which if supported can contribute to the society in the future.

Solution

Through this project we take up responsibility of 120 such children every year and give them educational support to keep them in school. The children are provided with school fee, uniforms, shoes and study material. Our social workers pay regular home visits to monitor their progress and to involve their parents. We encourage and conduct co-curricular activities like exposure visits, workshops/camps, life skill sessions, competitions and career guidance sessions for their personality development

Long-Term Impact

Due to sponsorship and motivation of this kind, the parents no longer feel burdened and in fact encourage their children to go to school. Continual support to these children till they pass out of school will equip them to face the future with confidence.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.ideafoundation.org.in
IDEA foundation website
IDEA's Facebook page
Project Leader:
Dr.Usha Pillai
Director
Pune, Maharashtra India

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