We are raising funds for 500 children from amongst the lowest income households from urban slums and rural villages in and around Udumalpet district in Tamilnadu to be enrolled in various schools in the district. Over 50% of kids come from families earning less than 15,000 rupees a month, incomes well below the poverty line. These families have been hit extremely hard by Covid-19, losing loved ones and jobs, spending too much on medical costs, falling prey to despair, and dropping out of school.
Sakunthala Foundation needs help to continue to provide education to 500 students who cannot pay their fees because of Covid-19. Without such assistance, many students - especially girls - will drop out and will never return. They will be forced into child labor and early marriage, and subjected to violence and abuse. Instead, with your help, they can go back to school and realize their dreams.
The average cost of educating a child is 12,000 rupees for a year.