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 education. Your 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:
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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!