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Tution project for children from the SIddi Tribe in Uttara Kanara dist
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My name is Varun Sood, I am from India living in Barcelona. My passion for education of young children led me to create a small organisation called Prayaan that focuses on providing preschool education to children in Aanganwadis. So far we have funded this activity since 2012, and it continues with great success.

My passion for discovering my country has also led me to the Siddi's, India's lost African tribe. This tribe are based in and around Yellapur town in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in India and live in the depths of the forests amongst any sort of wildlife you could imagine from Tigers to Elephants. During my trip to Karnataka I met with a social worker from the tribe, who explained to me that the children from the Siddi tribe do not do as well in their futures due to the lack of proper education. despite the government schools in the area. These are understaffed and education is poor. All children that follow the state educational system need private tutions, and this is only available to those who pay. In addition there are not many trained teachers.

We will be renting three spaces to provide daily after school tutions to approximately 60 children for free. In addition we will be paying the salary for three tutors and a supervisor. The project will be self managed by the community and the supervisor will report each 2 weeks.

The cost for the first year will be barely Rs 5,000 per child per year, which will come down further (3,000 per child per annum) the year after as the basic infrastructure and classroom materials will be paid for. That is an incredibly powerful bang for your buck. In addition 4 families will be provided a supplementary income and others will be motivated to take up the teaching profession in the community.

We will be tracking the progress of the children and over the years we hope to allow them to realise their dreams.

I will match 25% of your donations at the least until we reach the goal.

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