Provide computers for high-risk children in India

by ASSET India Foundation
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India
Provide computers for high-risk children in India

Summary

We teach children of women trafficked for sex computer skills through our institutes and find them jobs through partner organizations to prevent them from also being trafficked and contracting AIDS.

$217,436
total raised
1,080
donors
0
monthly donors
14
fundraisers
16
years

Challenge

The sex workers are desperate for educational opportunities and a chance for better life for their children. They do not want their children to know about the flesh trade and also wish to minimize the risk of their contracting HIV/AIDS. Established computer institutes will not admit these children because of their birth status and certificate. The pilot project will be in Chennai, India and will expand to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi.

Solution

ASSET will operate computer institutes with Internet access with equipment and software donated by corporate donors. Computer-Based Literacy programs will be offered in regional languages.

Long-Term Impact

It will initially serve 20 children growing to 40. With the Mobile Computer Classroom, we will serve 200 children. It will create excitement among children living in the slums and provide skills for gainful employment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

ASSET India Foundation

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Ray Umashankar
Director
San Diego, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 1,080 donors like you, a total of $217,436 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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