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Help Us Continue to Educate 80 Underprivileged Girls!


Our Cause Today


Children are the worst affected by poverty. The parents, who live a hand-to-mouth existence, often choose to hold their children back from school. This is not only due to lack of money, but also to earn additional income for the family. These young children are made to work for 12-14 hours a day in labour-intensive jobs, for very little money. Keeping children out of education adversely affects the whole family, preventing them from breaking out of a vicious cycle of poverty. This is where we step in to counsel families and ensure the children are enrolled in schools, mointoring their progress continuously and enabling them to finally break out of the poverty trap.

This Diwali, light a smile on our girls’ faces by contributing towards their educationYour contribution will make a world of difference to their lives, giving them the confidence and strength to persevere and come into their own.

Across all our activities under Child Labour Elimination and Education, our Residential Special Training Centers (RSTC) house some of the most vulnerable children. The RSTC is designed to allow these children, many of whom are dropouts, bonded labourers or child labourers, to live a normal and happy childhood.

The RSTC is a residential school, where children, for a period of two years, live and study at the school premises and are coached through a structured syllabus designed to bring them at par with their peers in mainstream schools. Once the two-year period is complete, the students are then sent to mainstream public or private schools, to complete their education. Even after this two-year period, we continue to reach out to them and support them where necessary.



 



These are some of the students that we have taken under our wing. To most of them, the friends they made and the staff who taught them, are their family and the RSTC, their home. We run 7 RSTCs, with dedicated residential staff to take care of every child’s needs. Dealing with vulnerable children, especially adolescents comes with its own set of challenges. Hence our teachers double up as caregivers and are present for the children, round the clock.  One of our biggest challenges so far has been funding and this is where we seek your help.

Contribute To Our Cause

Our RSTC at Anaicut, near Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India is an all-girls residential school that houses 80 girls between the ages of 7 to 14. Many of the girls brought to the school by our dedicated social mobilisers, come empty-handed with nothing but the clothes on their backs. All basic necessities are provided to them along with education materials to ensure a comfortable and enabling learning environment. Should you choose to contribute to our cause, these will be the items you are sponsoring and other expenses for 80 girls:


  • Three meals a day; Nutritional meals and snacks (INR 500
  • Two sets of clothes; Casual clothes and Uniform (INR 1500)
  • Stationery; Books & Pencils (INR 1500)
  • Bedding; Mattress & Blankets (INR 2000)
  • Healthcare; Medicines & Doctors' fees (INR 500)


Here are some pictures of the different things the girls learn at Anaicut RSTC:





Questions and Queries


Should you have any questions or queries, please reach out to us either on this platform or at communications@hihindia.org / shwathi.srinivasan@hihseed.org  To read more about our work please visit  website

If you would like to see more of our impact and the work we do, please follow our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram

We sincerely thank you for contributing to this cause and look forward to providing you with regular updates about how you are making a difference in the girls’ lives!

About Us

We are Hand in Hand India, a non-profit organisation that works with underprivileged families, bringing them out of poverty through job creation. We began in a small way, focusing on child labour, bringing children out of vulnerable situations and introducing them to education. With time we realised that the whole family must be uplifted, in order to ensure better outcomes for the children. With this in mind, we delved into four more areas; Women’s Empowerment and Microfinance, Health, Skill Training and Environment (Comprising Natural Resources Management and Solid Waste Management). We also introduced a unique village-level development model, known as ‘Village Uplift Programme’ (VUP), which combines all our activities, across all five areas, to create sustainable development in village clusters.
Over the past 15 years we have created impact and behavioural change in all the communities we work with. Our success is in large part credited to the phenomenal participation of our employees and volunteers!
Sakthi from our Poongavanam RSTC, nominee for Children's Peace Prize
Sakthi from our Poongavanam RSTC, nominee for Children's Peace Prize
Hand in Hand India prevents Child Marriages in rural Tamil Nadu
Hand in Hand India prevents Child Marriages in rural Tamil Nadu
A certificate of appreciation received from HRD, GoI
A certificate of appreciation received from HRD, GoI
Rs.215,819
raised of Rs.350,000 goal

123 Supporters

15 Days to go

1.2x IMPACT 20% of your contribution will be matched to raise necessary funds for your cause

Beneficiary: Hand in Hand India info_outline
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Supporters (123)

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.1,000

Matching payment towards C’s contribution

CV
C donated Rs.5,000
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.400

Matching payment towards Mr NIKHIL PUNNEN SKARIA’s contribution

MN
Mr NIKHIL PUNNEN SKARIA donated Rs.2,000
MI
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