Vikasini: educating girls of urban Indian slum

by Nirnaya

Summary

In a slum where girls are historically uneducated and relegated to a life of hard labor, the new Vikasini girls' school is shaping bright futures and must grow to meet overwhelming enrollment
$3,100
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

In the Addagutta slum where residents live below the poverty line without drinking water or streetlights; mothers work on construction jobs or as domestic help; and only 34% of girls attend school, the desire to improve circumstances is intense. Mothers support Vikasini and enrollment has grown from 15 to 41 in its first year. An additional teacher, administrative help, books, sports equipment, and one computer are needed. Local donations cannot meet the school's needs.

Solution

An additional teacher, administrative help, books, sports equipment, and one computer are needed to help support the Vikasini school and provide an alternative to child labor. Local donations cannot meet the school's needs.

Long-Term Impact

Girls are taught to comprehend discrimination; self-confidence is increased through sports; English, computer usage, information technology and math are taught; and reading will be encouraged through the addition of a library.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Nirnaya

Location: Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh - India
Website: http:/​/​www.nirnaya.org
Nirnaya

Funded Project!

Thanks to 13 donors like you, a total of $3,100 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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