Children
 India
Project #5875

Neelbagh Rural Residential School

by Ashraya

Summary

Neelbagh residential school, located in rural Karnataka, provides affordable, quality education to the poorest of the poor, children of migrant construction workers and poor farmers.
$35,000
total goal
$25,800
remaining
55
donors
4
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

During our work with construction workers in the site creches, we found that due to the nature of their work, the construction workers' families are not able to settle in one place. Thus, the education of their children suffers. Many of the construction workers are willing and are interested in providing their children with education but are unable to do so because of their lack of stability.

Solution

Neelbagh School provides residential facilities and quality, formal education to children of migrant labourers. Most of the resident students at Neelbagh are children of migrant construction workers, who are now able to get the education that they deserve.

Long-Term Impact

Support to the education of first generation learners, through the Neelbagh school or through the site creches, will trigger long term dynamics since parents will clearly see how important it is to provide basic education to their children.Prevents early marriage of girls as they are encouraged to pursue higher education after completing 10th schooling at Neelbagh.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ashrayaneelbagh.org
Website of the school

Organization Information

Ashraya

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​ashraya.net/​
Project Leader:
Nomita Chandy
Bangalore, Karnataka India