Feed a child belonging to a very poor community residing in a school hostel for 6 months, INR 4200

Shoshit Seva Sangh (SSS) runs a free English-medium residential school in Patna for the children of the poorest of the poor community in India - the Musahar community. Beneficiaries are children of landless agricultural labourers belonging to musahar (rat-eaters) community. Musahar live in designated ghettoes in the outskirts of villages in Bihar. They get seasonal employment in fields. In 2011, the school, Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, had 250 students - all living in the school hostel. This number increases by 50-55 each year. As there is lack of both literacy and education in this community, almost all the new admissions are in the pre-school class (UKG). Notwithstanding claims on paper and official handouts, even those children who are studying in 5th and 6th classes of the government village schools under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, are not fit to join even class 1 or class 2. Therefore, SSS is working to increase this number gradually, and they hope to build a capacity to have 800 students in the free residential school in the next 4 or 5 years. They have recruited a well-qualified, and an experienced faculty in all the subjects taught at the school. The school follows the CBSE curriculum and teachers are paid the CBSE prescribed scale. Presently the ratio between the taught and the teachers is 1:20. The objective is to give these children high quality education to be able to compete with the best in the country. SSS will also finance and facilitate the higher education of the children passing out from this school. They must be able to achieve a huge quantum jump in life so that they become role models in their community as well as catalyst of change.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
3 meals and evening tea 4200.00
Unit Price 4200
Total 4200
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Hope For The Hopeless – Empowerment Through Quality Education
Pankaj come from a musahar ghettos. He lost his father in drunken brawl and his mother is a landless labourer. They live a life much below the poverty line. He straw hut can be seen in the background of his photograph. Pankaj is now in class V of SSK. Promising in his studies he has done extremely well in both Maths and English. He will have a bright future when he passes out from SSK.
His widowed mother earns a dialy wage of Rs. 25 per day during the working seasons in the fields which about 6-8 months in a year. She can not afford two square meals a day. Her son now is in a fully free English medium school and shall make a quantum jump in life. This is journey from hopelessness to hope.
Pankaj now has all the facilities which a child needs to have and must have. He is attending classes in English, Maths, Science and Hindi conducted by highly qualified teachers. He has now become ambitious and wants to become a Doctor. He says he wants to ensure that his mother has a decent life and a life of self respect in her old age.

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