All of the 160 students currently studying in the schools coming from incredibly disadvantaged families. These children would have never got the opportunity of quality education had VETNGO not taken this initiative. The curse of illiteracy and poverty force these kids to become child laborers, which VETNGO is trying to prevent through this initiative.
Children suffer from chronic poverty and illiteracy. The poorest people, who mostly live in the slum areas, cannot find enough employment opportunities to sustain their families, let alone send their children to schools. Hence, these kids grow up to be child laborers and engage in unsavory professions from a very early age. Lack of proper education is the reason their families cannot get out of this cycle of poverty.
The ultimate goal of this project is to provide free of cost education of international standard to these destitute children, so that they can eventually extricate themselves from the clutches of poverty. The project will also focus on their emotional, physical and holistic development by taking care of issues such as their nutrition, hygiene, health care, so that these kids are able to grow up and make a place for themselves in the world as Global Citizen.
Presently, the school facilitates 200 children, which will be increased the beneficiary to be 500 in school. The long term goal is to set up value education. Our plan is to start educating the kids from the age of 3-5 and give them at least 12-14 years of international standard education following the Indian national curriculum, English Version with extensive focus on co-curricular activities.
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.