Children
 India
Project #1564

Provide computers for high-risk children in India

by ASSET India Foundation
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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.
$287,000
total goal
$73,748
remaining
1,074
donors
3
monthly donors
9
years active

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

http:/​/​www.assetindiafoundation.org

Organization Information

ASSET India Foundation

Location: Tucson, AZ - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.assetindiafoundation.org/​
Project Leader:
Ray Umashankar
Director
Tucson, AZ United States
$213,252 raised of $287,000 goal
 
1,577 donations
$73,748 to go
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