Shreya’s mother often feels helpless and sad regarding her daughter’s education. She wants Shreya to do well, achieve her dreams and support herself and the family. But she is also aware of the reality of Shreya’s academic record, which makes her unsure of Shreya’s future.
“I want to help my daughter but I don’t know how to. I can’t understand English, so I am unable to read her textbook. I studied till class 8th only, so I am not well versed or equipped with her syllabus. I keep telling her to study, but I don’t know how much she actually understands and retains”, says, Shreya’s mother, Mrs. Vijay Sharma. Like shreya, we want to help many kids and mothers. We want to raise funds to help mothers.
According to a report by UNESCO, 47 million youth in India dropout of school by 10th grade.
Parents are key stakeholders in ensuring the best possible futures for their children. However, owing to various factors such as (but not limited to) illiteracy, lack of time, lack of required knowledge, capacity, and capability to engage effectively with child to assist in improving learning outcomes, parents belonging to low-income communities often find it difficult to support their adolescent children with their academics, and feel helpless.
Vatsalya is a community project, which runs in the communities of Aya Nagar and Vasant Kunj (New Delhi), to equip mothers to support their children in bringing to life the following vision: Students will be able to reach the best possible future for themselves to become financially independent.
We work with 80 mothers across both the communities in pursuit of improving learning outcomes. We provide structures and methods to the parents to follow at home, in order to increase parent’s engagement with child’s academics, resulting in improved academic outcomes. This is because it is important for students to do well in academics in order to reach their aspired career and goals.
Contribute to our cause
Should you wish to contribute to our cause, you will be helping 80 girls like Shreya, studying in 8th and 9th grade, belonging to low income families, take a step closer to achieving their goals and dreams. The expenses are as follows:
- Salary of 10 relationship managers who will conduct sessions with the mothers- Rs. 2, 50,000
- (10x Rs. 5000x 5 months)
- Handbook resource for mothers to refer to and use while engaging with children at home- Rs. 8,000 (Rs. 100x80)
- Total- Rs. 2,58,000 ($3,534)