Uplifting a Community - Year 1
Human Dev Index:#132 (Aus #5)
This project funds a government-accredited school, a capacity building program for men, women and youth and maternal health care and clinics for women and children, all in one slum area in Indore, India. The school provides quality affordable education, delivered in English in an accessible location to the slum children who would otherwise not be able to attend school. 60-80 families have lived in this area for about 25 years but still lack basic infrastructure and services. Mobile clinics will provide vital health and hygiene education and medical care for the community. Our partner is also responding to families’ desires to pull themselves out of poverty through economic empowerment. Year 1 budget $24,500.
Why support this
Our implementing partner has worked with the community to identify what they see as their most pressing needs – education, better health and economic empowerment. The community requested the school and over the past 7 years they have been dedicated to making sure their children attend. The quality of the education is high, and the children are making great progress in catching up to age-appropriate standards after years of neglect. We love that the slum community itself now has a bigger vision than just educating their children and that they want to improve the healthcare and economic prospects for everyone.
$24,500 for year 1 of a 3yr project. Total budget $73,500.
- English medium education for 130 slum children
- Capacity building and income generation for 150 adults/youth
- 4 maternal and child health clinics per year
- Medical and counselling care for community of 600
Expected Life Change
- The children are empowered through primary education.
- Improved health care for the entire community through access to counselling, health clinics and pregnancy visits for women.
- An increase in the number of community-based, sustainable livelihood programs.