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Help Girls From Low Income Backgrounds To Have Better Mental Health!
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  • Subbu

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    Subbu Parameswaran
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Learning Curve Life Skills Foundation

    from Hyderabad, Telangana

Just five years ago, Nazneen, now in Class 10 of a Government Girls’ School in Vikarabad, Telengana, was labelled a chatterbox: she used to love singing, and would talk incessantly. Now, she barely speaks in class, struggles with low self-esteem, and avoids contact with her friends.

The reason is not hard to find: her father passed away when she was barely a month old, and her mother, who took good care of her, passed away five years ago as well.

Now, Nazneen is at a crucial stage of development in her life, and is struggling with her self-worth. There is a high chance of her experiencing stress-related disorders, poor mental health, and unhealthy life outcomes.

This is not just Nazneen’s story, this is the story of millions of children across India, who are unable to cope with life’s challenges, and are at risk of not achieving equitable adulthood and life outcomes—what is generally understood as well-being—because of a lack of optimal social and emotional skills.

Here’s where we at Learning Curve, and you, as a supporter, can step in.

This year, we’re taking our program to girls like Nazneen—to a set of 18 girls’ residential government schools in rural Vikarabad in Telangana. While there is a great need for this in these schools, our limitation is funds, as we are dependent on donations and grants.

We need funding for 10 schools, and providing Social and Emotional Skills for each school costs us a lakh for a year. A sum of  Rs. 2500 can help us support 5 girls in a school. The funding is primarily used for teacher & student material, teacher capacity building and school support. We hope that with your support we will be able to fulfill our commitment to these girls.

What can we do today, to ensure that tomorrow, children from vulnerable backgrounds have the same opportunity to realize their potential as privileged kids?

While many programs look at and help with academics (which is, of course, needed), there is another aspect of development that is often ignored: social and emotional skills. They include some of the most urgent needs in society today: confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, stress management, self-management, responsible decision-making, and knowing how to create and maintain positive relationships. What’s available is often not relevant in the Indian context.  

Learning Curve Foundation’s mission is just that - empowering them with social and emotional skills to help them realize themselves completely as well as how to tackle the circumstances they face and the world around them.

Our flagship Ready for the World program is specially designed for Indian children and is implemented within classrooms as twice-a-week sessions, by their own teachers. Workshop-like modules with fun activities make the program interesting and interactive for the children. We develop the program, train teachers on the program and classroom effectiveness techniques, and closely monitor the progress of each child qualitatively and quantitatively.  

Since 2016, we have impacted 42,500 students and 1325 teachers in 192 schools and the results are clear - we improved social emotional skills in 85% of our children, as well as enhanced abilities of teachers and schools to provide social-emotional support.

We’ve grown over the years, and governments have expressed interest in our program. We need your support to show them that it works. Donate generously, and please do share widely!

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