Children
 India
Project #655

Going to School in India - Mini-Books for Children

by Going to School Fund
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Summary

'Going to School in India' books are a celebration of what school can be from going to school in a tent in the middle of a mud desert to going to school in the dark with solar lanterns. Each story features a real school in India where children come together to learn lessons that are relevant to their lives. These books are distributed to schools in slums and villages in India, children read about other children's experience of going to school and send us their reactions & feedback on a postcard.
$17,072
total raised
56
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Millions of children in India drop out of school because education does not seem to be relevant to their lives and they are not inspired to go to school. There are no stories of children going to school in India told through the perspective of a child.

Solution

Going to School in India communicates with children about children, working to inspire change in schools by celebrating stories of activity-based learning. It envisions that children can begin to understand each other through what they know, through the shared experience of going to school. Books will be distributed for free to schools in slums & villages in India. Children will read these books and will send us their responses to the books on a postcard.

Long-Term Impact

Children will learn more about other children across India and begin to understand each other. Also, the books celebrate school, so children will want to learn more. They may even attempt to read books they have otherwise found difficult.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.goingtoschool.com
Read brief write ups on each Going to School book
Going to School in the Dark
Going to School on a Mountain Top
Going to School on Wheels

Organization Information

Going to School Fund

Location: New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.goingtoschool.com
Project Leader:
Lisa Heydlauff
Director
New Delhi, New Delhi India

Funded Project!

Thanks to 56 donors like you, a total of $17,072 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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