Educate and Empower
Human Dev Index:#132 (Aus #5)
This three-year project will fund an established government-accredited primary school in a snake charmers’ community of some 400 families. Before this project started, children in this community did not attend school but rather begged, stole and picked rags with their parents in order to feed themselves. The school has grown to accommodate a larger number of students and teachers with the construction of a slab and erection of a permanent tent for schooling and vocational training. Women will be provided with tailoring skills and self-help group membership, while both men and women will receive income generation skills training. Medical care and counselling will also be available for 250 women and children and 100 men.
Why support this
The men in this community are the real drivers behind this project. They sourced the land for the school and the community leader was determined to ensure that all children attended class and that women are given vocational training. We love the passion of these men to improve the lives of their families. We appreciate our partners thoroughness in planning from the beginning to register the school with the government, and to achieve financial sustainability.
$22,000 for year 1 of a 3yr project. Total budget $66,000
- English medium education for 250 slum children
- Building capacity - income generation for men
- Vocational training for 75 women
- Health clinics and education
Expected Life Change
- Children educated, opening up dignified life choices, career paths and ways out of poverty, and enabling them to fulfil their dreams
- Self-respect for the community, who have worked hard to get a school for their children and vocational training education started for adults to improve economic prospects
- Improved health and wellbeing, as the school will also offer health and hygiene education