This project will help support the growth, education and all-round development of the 40 underprivileged children aged 6-24 that are part of the Bal Sambal family in a well-developed facility. Our mission is to not only provide shelter, nutrition, education but also sports coaching, industrial training and opportunities for these adolescents so they can support themselves and become part of the society in a positive way.
Children of India are currently burdened with major issues like child labor, undernourishment, lack of shelter, education and hygiene. 38% of India's children are malnourished. Out of 100 students, 29% drop out of school before completing the full cycle of elementary education. 33 million children between the ages of 5-18 in India work as per Census 2011. These children have a bleak future with no opportunity to learn and succeed in life as so many of them don't have a place they can call home.
There are government initiatives and numerous NGOs that are helping these underprivileged children but we want to go beyond providing them food and shelter. Bal Sambal focuses on an all round development with exposure to academics, sports, music, dance, art and industrial training.We have volunteers from all parts of the world exposing them to new cultures and an international outlook.Our children have won various state level and national level competitions and need more resources to succeed.
Bal Sambal is an ambitious effort in the direction of creating a place where no child is deprived of his or her right to a childhood or has to go without food, education. We plan to raise 250 children in our institution at a given time and give them all the opportunities to learn and succeed in life. We want to help create a sustainable future and teach our children important skills like farming and husbandry along with industrial skills.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).