Project #13622

Help-Indian child worker not to work,but to school

by SANTI (Social Association for Nourishment, Training & Improvement )
Mar 27, 2014

Children studying for final exam

Dear friend,

Hope you are doing well. Our children in SANTI Child Labor Elimination School are also doing great and thanking you for your continued support.

The feeling of earning: Children and teen students are all excited about the new experience of sewing and jewelry making. They are interested to learn faster and better as it will help them to earn money. Few of them have started to show great interest to learn specialized sewing and alteration work.  They are becoming motivated and emotionally strong to meet the sewing need for local resident.  

Formal education: children are also going through formal education and preparing for the upcoming final exam. These courses are specially designed for students who study and work simultaneously. These courses are prepared by school teachers in such a way that one can move between formal school and SANTI child labor elimination school. Hence performing well in the SANTI school is equally important. They struggled last few months to achieve the balance between study and training.

Sewing training: Children have started to make various Indian attire such as blouse, salwar and Kurti. These dresses are currently being used by students of SANTI. Further this will be available to public to purchase.  Proceed will be distributed among the children.

Jewelry design: Jewelry is popular in local community. Few teen students are interested in jewelry design. They have made few designs that attracted attention from people.

Work to do: 

1.  We are still facing challenges to rent a shop in market or visible area because of the high initial deposit and heavy rent. The initial security deposit will be about 1000 - 1200 USD and monthly rental will be about 60- 70 USD. So please step in and support more so that we can open the shop to sell products made by these children.

2. The final exam is on April 1st hence the focus is to do well in the exam.  

3. We are looking to buy few sewing machines and one embroidery machine so that the children will be able to produce nice design on dresses.

If you please donate on April 16th Microsoft will match 50% to your donation. As our project is featured as Microsoft youth spark project in globalgiving. This is a big deal for us as your donation will be resulted into 1.5 times the original amount. But if you don’t donate we don’t get any money from Microsoft. Please make a note of the 16th April and donate on 16th April and help us to run the training school for the second year.

Thanks for your interest.

Ashok Dandpat


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SANTI (Social Association for Nourishment, Training & Improvement )

Location: Rajgangpur, Odisha - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Odisha, India

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