Why are we fundraising?
There are 96 students studying at Putia Bhatsala Primary School, located approx. 10 KM away from Habra town under North 24 Parganas district. The students come from tribal communities and live in extreme poverty. Every day, the students come to school only for mid-day meal as their parents have not adequate money to feed them. The parents of these students’ work at paddy fieldd. They consume alcohol & illicit drugs and as a consequence the children frequently fall prey to violence at home. These students are very vulnerable to drug abuse, particularly glue sniffing & consuming cough syrup as their friends & peers already consume such drugs. Due to peer pressure, the students start getting addicted to glue sniffing.
Research suggest that glue sniffing causes serious and sometimes irreversible damage to the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and brain, memory impairment, diminished intelligence, even death.
From the school teachers, we found that the students have talent & sharp IQ, but they require friendly environment where they can flourish.
What do we plan to do with the funds?
1. Life Skill Training:As listed in the `International Standards on Drug Use Prevention’ published by United Nation Office on Drug & Crime (UNODC), we will provide training on life skill among the target students. This activity will be fun based so that the students can be interested on this activity. This activity will help the target students to be creative & innovate and keep them away from drug abuse.
2. Quarterly Inter-school Drawing Competition: Quarterly inter-school drawing competition will be conducted among those who will get the life skill training. The aim of this activity is to create interest on life skill training & be competitive.
3.Parenting Skill Development: Through this activity, parents of these students will learn how to behave with children, after school care, how to teach children so that they can be good decision makers in the future.
4. Classroom Environment Development Programme: Classroom environment development programme will be conducted among the teachers of this school so that the teacher can develop the classroom environment to increase the attendance of student in school, to reduce drop-out, to create interest among students regarding learning at classroom.5. Amusement Activities : Quarterly amusement activities will be conducted among the students so that the students can be interested on creative activities, i.e. drawing, singing, playing outdoor games & many other. This activity will help the students to keep away from drug abuse & this will also broader their mindset.
At the end of each activity, the activity report along with the photographs will directly sent to the supporter/donor.