India (Varanasi)

What we do

Students for Children finances the tuition fees, uniforms and other school materials for a group of children from the slum Nagwa in Varanasi (India).

Number of Children

In 2017 we started supporting 15 children, of which 3 unfortunately dropped out. With the 12 remaining children we stay in close touch.

Costs

The support of one single child costs around 100 euro. In the past year, we have spent around 1300 euro for the group of children in Varanasi.

Project partner

We work closely together with the foundation Duniya. This organization is runned by a board of local teacher working for the foundation.

Since September 2017, Students for Children works together with the local partner foundation Duniya. This collaborative project takes place in the slum Ngawa, located in the city Varanasi in India. Due to poverty in this slum, education is often not available for children growing up in Ngawa. Most of the children have to work to earn money for their family. This is way Foundation Duniya set up a school where children are able to follow high quality education for a minimal fee. As a follow-up to education on this elementary school, foundation Duniya started the project Duniya Generation. This project enables the children who have graduated primary school to go to the high school.

Children living in slums do often not have the possibility of pursuing secondary education due to the high costs and the caste system. The good relation between the foundation and the principal of the Mahamana Madan Mohan inter College enable former students of the primary school to pursue further studies. By means of the project Duniya generation, tuition fees, uniforms and school materials of these children will be sponsored. In addition to that, children can get daily homework assistance at their previous elementary school. This also enables them to signalize problems and to solve them. Students for Children supports this project by covering the costs of education for this group of students.

Students for Children started this project with the financial support of 15 children. Unfortunately, three children dropped out of school due to various reasons, meaning that we support a group of 12 children at the moment. This group of boys and girls is very motivated to make the most out of their school career. The board of Students for Children has received beautiful letters, in which the students describe the conditions in which they grow up and tell about their future dreams. Their dreams vary from becoming a teacher to doctor, professional dancer or policeman. We are happy to enable this group of children to pursue their dreams in the real world!