We would like to share with you some more information about our Jumla project and our efforts to get as many 50 children in the area, who are currently not enrolled because of poverty.
-$100 USD for books, tuition and uniform for one child in Jumla to attend school for the year. (New school year starts March 20th)
-Based on a recent survey done of the area:
847 houses surveyed, 53 children(41 boys and 12 girls) were not enrolled in school (most had never attended school or had been out for years)
-10 schools in the area
-70% of the households were of the “Dalit” castes meaning they are seen as “Untouchables”
Birkha and Manisha, both 6yrs, are unable to attend school from the salary their father makes on selling vegetables
Manbir, 14 yrs old, left school when he was in 4th grade due to lack of funds. Has been helping his father in the fields ever since and dreams of going back to school
Krishna, 12 yrs old, left school in grade 3, his father passed away 2 years ago and there wasn’t enough money to send him to school
Realistically, we wont be able to raise enough funds for all 53 children, but it is my hope to fund raise for the most severe cases and be able to return on an annual basis until all are able to attend school.
Getting kids back into school is a very difficult process as usually the family and the father has grown accustom to the child being home and working for the family. It is my hope that with the child’s tuition fee paid for, the family would be willing to let the child attend school.
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