Urban students contribute supplies to their rural counterparts. School to School is a unique solution to the lack of infrastructure and basic facilities critical for a rural child to learn.
Normally rural students don’t even have a pencil or notebook, a bag, school uniform, shoes, table and chair are a distant dream while resources are in abundance in urban schools where students are ignorant of the realities of their rural counterparts. This recycling, environment-friendly effort sensitizes and motivates urban students to donate their re-useable school material. The project acts as the carrot to get village children to school and enhance their learning.
• Forums and awareness building in urban schools to highlight realities of rural life
• Forum to bring together rural and urban children to bring a sense of equality among these two groups.
• Activity centers in village schools created
Urban children will have more empathy and compassion towards rural children and their issues. The reuse of a vast quantity of material, which would otherwise only raise the piles of dumping grounds, will help sustain a better environment.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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