Building with Purpose
Human Dev Index:#132 (Aus #5)
Gadwal district is in a remote area between two states, approximately 200km south of Hyderabad, and has very poor infrastructure, sanitation and economic status. A multi-purpose centre will be built to provide training workshops and vocational skills, drug rehabilitation and incentives to steer youth into meaningful occupations, and children with catch-up education to enter the mainstream school system. A key focus will be skill training for women in areas such as sewing and tailoring and the making of jute bags and paper plates. Earning an income this way will give them independence and a sense of dignity in providing for their families. Computer training for children will help them compete with city children for better educational and career opportunities. Girls will also benefit. The centre will offer youth self-employment programs such as driving, cooking, painting, shoe-making and computer design, giving them purpose and direction and a means to a livelihood.
Why support this
Our partners have been working among these villages for the last 10 years and have developed strong relationships and trust with the communities, mainly from Dalit and other lower caste and marginalised backgrounds. Most women are dependent on men for their survival and lack dignity and standing within society. Many youth have fallen into drug addiction and are in need of rehabilitation and empowerment to restart their young lives. And children with no access to computers have little prospect of a better future without learning computer skills.
$40,000 for a 1 yr project.