Educate a slum child in our Non-formal school for a year, INR 2800

Bashanti colony, adjacent to Ultadanga railway station, is one of the largest slums in Kolkata. Here, most of the male members earn living working either as rickshaw pullers or day laborers while their female counterparts work as domestic aids in adjoining multistoried residential complexes. For the children of bashanti colony, education had no place in their lives. To provide education to children of bashanti colony, Turnstone Global runs a self owned non-formal co-ed school primary to class 8 named Vivekanandasahaj Path Vidyalaya. This school is situated inside the colony itself so that children do not have to travel for schooling. The beneficiaries are identified thru field survey conducted in the project area and are between the age group of 4 to 18 years. We do counseling to convince the parents and children to join the program and help them till they complete their education with us. Till date there is no drop out. The session begins in march/april every year. The timings are Monday to Saturday, 2p.m. To 6 p.m. Total kids currently is 132

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Teachers salary 1095.00
Snack 1345.00
Educational materials 360.00
Unit Price 2800
Total 2800
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Story of Mala Sardar
Mala Sardar, aged 11years is the daughter of Pradip Sardar. Pradip works as a rickshaw puller while his wife works as a domestic aid. From a very early age, Mala used to assist her mother in her work as domestic aid. Education had no place in the family.
Our teachers working in the School identified Mala in August 2013 and got her admitted in our Non-Formal school. Mala was quick to pick-up her lessons and made rapid improvement in class.
Mala is a bright student. She picks up lessons very fast and within a span of 2 years, she is attending lessons of Grade 4. Once Mala completes her primary studies, we plan to admit her to a nearby Girls’ High School.

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