Giving children from extremely poor families in India the possibility of getting an education: three of our colleagues put a lot of personal effort into making this goal a reality, with concrete results.
Aid to Zanskar – Nicolas (Malvési)
In the far north of India, behind the peaks of the Himalayas, in Zanskar
Work to expand and refurbish an existing school, which currently has 300 primary and middle school students, by:
- building 7 classrooms for kindergarten to 5th grade classes, a library and offices;
- refurbishing the building to accommodate bigger classes, and extending the school year beyond the month of October by installing passive solar technology.
Frères d’Espérance - Antoine (Paris La Défense)
In southern India, in the state of Tamil Nadu, village of Pallapatty
Construction of a school with two classrooms and separate lavatories for girls and boys.
Near the village where the project is located, more than 300 young children work a minimum of 32 hours per week. The school enables a hundred of these children aged 6 to 12 years from the Untouchable caste to receive an education from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, after their working hours.
Amis des Enfants du Monde - Jean-Marie (Marcoule)
In southern India, in the state of Tamil Nadu, village of Tiruchirapalli
Scholarships to fund school expenses for 200 children from the most impoverished families and subsidies to buy school supplies, uniforms (required in India) and contribute to their educational and transportation expenses.
The school complex has 1,650 students, from kindergarten to high school, and 50 classrooms for children from poor and extremely poor families in 71 neighboring villages.