This is a three year project to partially fund the running of an English-medium school in the mountainous region of Terhi Garwhal, northern India. The school has approximately 100 children attending classes from pre-school through to grade five. Over the three years of our funding the school will encouraged to develop more sustainable sources of funding.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT
This school services ten villages in a remote location. The quality of education is much higher than that available elsewhere – one of the grade five students from this school recently completed a maths exam that a Year 8 government school student could not complete. The children are also provided with character development lessons – the aim is to produce outstanding citizens who are also educated. The school also focusses on working with parents and grand-parents to make sure they understand the value of education. Finally, the children are provided with health education which they can carry back to their families.
Total budget required is $22,500 over three years. For year one we are seeking $8,500.
Funds will be used towards teachers’ salaries and stationery for the children.
Education in India is in crisis. Particularly in remote areas, government teachers simply do not turn up to class, and students are passed through grades without being able to read or write. Children in remote communities are not getting an education which traps them in intergenerational poverty. Health is poor, often because of lack of knowledge.