Construction of a new school for 200 kids in northern India
If the public education system fails, then private initiatives must be supported to build a better future
Without educational infrastructure, children in India will never be able to read and write. With the "Dhara Poor Child Education Support Society" we found a local partner who has the vision to change that. The Child & Family Foundation wants to support this foundation and committed to building a school which will give education children, who would otherwise never go to school.
India is as colorful and loud as it is drab and miserable
India, one of the most colourful nations in the world is shaped by diversity - and by extremes. 21 million people live in the surrounds of Delhi. Extreme wealth and bitter poverty coexist here side by side.
The country's problems and that of its population are omnipresent. Poverty, diseases, hunger, violent attacks on women, an unimaginable level of pollution, a disastrous educational system and child labour are just some of the challenges with which the inhabitants are confronted with on a daily basis.
Education cannot be taken for granted
Thakurdwara is a small town located 240 km north east of Delhi.
The need for educational institutions cannot be covered by the state alone. Many families live from agriculture for the most part. They cannot afford to send their children to a public school.
Those worst affected by these unpromising conditions are the children, who often have to go out to work in the fields, on the streets or at home from a very early age so that they can make a contribution to the family income. Paying school fees or purchasing the necessary books are often issues which are impossible to overcome for many families.
The city's image is defined by modest housing and the presence of extreme air pollution, the extent of which is difficult to put into words. Poverty, diseases, hunger, an unimaginable level of environmental pollution, a disastrous educational system and child labour are just some of the challenges with which the inhabitants are confronted with on a daily basis.
We look to the future
We would like to make a move to improving the living standards of the inhabitants, and above all that of their children, with the help of our project partner, the Dhara Poor Child Education Support Society.
A school for more than 200 children
With the help provided by the organisation 'Dhara Poor Child Education Support Society', we would like to build a school with 9 classrooms for more than 200 children. This should enable the children from the local area not only to go to school but also to complete their education successfully. It's our goal to offer these people the opportunity to take their fate into their own hands, in particular, the poorest amongst them.