Sponsorship

Sponsorship

In India, a substantial number of children are yet to get the opportunity of formal education for several reasons even after the implementation of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. The situation has not improved over the years as a large number of such children either become victims of child labour, get married at tender age, fall prey to human trafficking or forced to take care of household chores.Social and economic barriers create hindrances for children to continue their studies. Access to formal schooling and receiving quality education are the two major challenges for the children in government schools. At the Swapnopuron School in Hingalgunj, we try to provide English-based quality education to children coming from a lower social-economic background. More than 250 children are presently studying in this school in the Nursery to Standard V grades. We have found that over 95% of these children are extremely intelligent and have inherent skills to acquire knowledge with ease.

Your support to these children would certainly bring about meaningful changes in their lives as well as that of the parents. Academic support would also help these children to overcome trauma and abuse at home. At present, we have just completed the ground floor of the school building with the help of Roundtable Foundation, but more funds are required to complete the three-storied school building. Our aim is to make this a CBSE affiliated school for more than 1000 students, from Nursery to standard X. Your support to these children would certainly bring about meaningful changes in their lives as well as that of the parents. Academic support would also help these children to overcome trauma and abuse at home.

While the English medium school established by us isimparting quality education to the needy children in and around Hingalgunj, we are trying to help in other ways too. We also help them enrol in various Government schools. Through various interventions, we protect children from forcefully joining the workforce or becoming a victim of human trafficking and child marriage. However, there is a way to address this problem in a systematic and meaningful way. The simplest way to deal with this situation is to extend backup support to these vulnerable children through educational sponsorship so that the gaps in access to educationcan be addressed. They need economic support as their families are not able to support them.

We have started an Education Sponsorship Programme through which we will be providing various supports like School Fees, Educational Items, Text Books and Coaching Support to the students in need. It will be highly specific to their individual requirements. About 80% of the sponsored amount will be spent directly for the children. The remaining 20% amount would be used for reporting and covering the administrative cost. The main aim is to make sure no student has to forego his or her education due to lack of economic support.

When you become part of this program, you will receive a Quarterly Progress Report of the individual child you would be sponsoring. You will have the scope to meet the child whenever you visit Hingalgunj or other action areas.

Anyone can support more than one child at a time. You will receive Income Tax benefit under 80G of the Income Tax Act against the sponsored amount. We will issue a donation receipt against all such contributions.