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