Holy Mother English School is one such school that serves marginalized students living in Mumbai’s slums. The school is entirely dependent on fee collection (INR 400-600 per month) for its daily operations.
Since lockdown, and in the wake of the economic slump brought on by Covid-19, most families the school seeks to serve have seen their incomes take a hit. As a result, parents have been unable to pay fees to the school, even as the school continues to provide online education to the students. Through the pandemic and lockdown, the school also served the community through the provision of essential supplies such as ration and sanitary napkins to students and families.
However, due to a lack of funds from fee collection the school is facing imminent closure. In order to be able to provide continuous online education, and to continue serving the community, the school must be able to pay for essential expenditure such as teacher salaries and utility bills.
Closure of Holy Mother English School will leave students without an avenue for teaching-learning for the foreseeable future, thereby putting them at further disadvantage. It is therefore imperative that the school continues to function until its source of income is restored.
Currently, the school is operating with 5 teachers who run daily online classes and has a total monthly expenditure of INR 50,000. We are hoping to raise enough to keep the school afloat for at least the next two months, therefore our target of INR 1,00,000
Breakdown of Expenses:
Operational Costs For One Month
Teacher salary - Rs. 8000/- per month x 5
Utilities - Rs.10,000/- per month
Total Amount to be raised = Two Months Operational Costs + Payments to Remainder of Staff = Rs. 50,000*2 + 4,00,000 = Rs. 5,00,000