Aid two poor teens to finish school
Focus: Education , Children and Youth
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Help Muskaan and Priyanshu fight poverty through education.
MCF have decided to extend this fundraiser to give it more time to reach the target.
Muskaan and Priyanshu are ambitious and hardworking and don't want to let their circumstances define their lives. Despite all the hardships, Muskaan, 16, secured 61% in 10th grade and plans to become a teacher someday, while 17-year-old Priyanshu hopes to finish his schooling and join the Army. Ensuring these children get access to education is crucial to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and make them financially independent.WHY VILLAGES NEAR DEHRADUN
In Uttarakhand, dropout rates of secondary school students is high. Illiteracy and poverty are closely linked as acute shortage of family finances often force young children to start working. Muskaan lives in Kedarawala where the female literacy rate is a low 27% and Priyanshu in Bulakiwala where the total literacy rate is just 57%. These youngsters come from villages where education sadly takes the backseat due to lack of resources.
I was so impressed meeting with the children and hearing how committed they were to impact their lives and the communities they live in.
Education is not a way to escape poverty — it is a way of fighting it.
Muskaan needs ₹2,000 per month to not drop out from school and start working as her grandmother's pension and her collecting wood to sell barely cover their expenses. ₹3,000 a month will help Priyanshu pay for his mother’s medicines and his tuition fees. MCF will ensure that they attend school on a regular basis and pass their exams. They will also interact with the teachers to follow up on their progress.