We are providing education for children who are unable to go to school either because of poverty or family circumstances. Our school is near Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, a Buddhist pilgrimage site where Buddha attained supreme enlightenment. Our village has a high level of illiteracy, and many children are involve in begging from tourists rather than attend school. We ourselves were such children, and we believe that education is a human right, and can dramatically change a child's life.
In the outskirts of Bodhgaya many families rely on the large families and children to help with farming. Poverty and illiteracy is a real problem in this part of Bihar. Because of poverty parents don't want to send their children to school. Due to poverty and general disempowerment, many children are instead sent to beg near the UNESCO world heritage site of the Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya.
Our small team of teachers will go to nearby rural villages and convince the parents to send their children to our school where we provide them with simple but good education. If funding allows we aim to provide students with nutritious meal and medical care also. We aim to work towards empowering these children and make them into good citizen as this is every child's right.
We aim to empower children of the Bodhgaya outlying areas through education whilst eliminating begging and child labour near the World Heritage site
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.