Arunachal Pradesh is a region with a low literacy rate, little infrastructure and no nearby schools. The Alice School is located in Boddishata, a remote village (the nearest town is 25km away) where many Chakmas live. The Chakmas are a Buddhist minority. As a persecuted group, they have no access to education or other rights in India and live in extreme poverty.
This project will provide education to 125 children for 20 months. We will also fund, for 3 years, a boarding school that welcomes 20 young Chakma girls.This will allow children access to higher education. Additionally, a sewing course will be taught so that the girls can develop a marketable skill. The project will provide running water for the school, which will benefit the whole village. The project is integrated into community life and has already been approved by local authorities.
This project will provide Chakma children with an education and the necessary tools to improve their standard of living. Furthermore, the project has an impact not only on the children, but on the entire village as well. Since the school is the heart of the village, supporting the school will help the community as a whole. The objective is to use the school as a community center and as a catalyst for further village development.
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