Fund deserted teen at design school
Focus: Education, Girl Child
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At 18 years, orphaned and abandoned youth are required by law to move out of institutional care and children's homes. This sudden loss of support often means they have no access to education, face unemployment and are unable to integrate into mainstream society. Udayan Care's After Care programme - under which Suman is - aims to prevent this outcome by providing educational support, vocational training, career guidance and more.
Aftercare programming is the key pillar in the delivery of rehabilitative services for adolescents and young adults in out-of-home care.
Despite her difficult and traumatic background, Suman has become strong and mature with time and is ready to take on any challenge coming her way. She has also gained skills in design and wants to achieve something big as a fashion designer.
Since Suman has already aced the NIFT entrance exams, securing an all India rank of 277, she has got admission to their Navi Mumbai campus and has just started her three-year degree course. The successful completion of this Fundraiser will cover the Rs 2lakh costs of tuition for a year, and another Rs 1lakh for hostel fees - while she continues to receive support and mentorship from UC's After Care programme and her progress is monitored.
WALKING long distances from home to high school has its dangers in rural India - especially for adolescent girls. Help IHMP buy 50 cycles at ₹4,000 each so girls can ride to school, instead of dropping out.
UP to 100 children of Mumbai’s red light district find refuge in AAWC’s shelter - especially at night. Fund hygiene and health kits for the safe care of innocent toddlers and young girls.
WOOLLENS come at a price - but should not cost a poor child her health. Help PPES gift a hat, gloves and socks under ₹400 a pack to all their 870 primary school girls to keep them warm, and well, this winter.
THE winter months are harsh in rural Uttar Pradesh. Riding to school at 6am on cycles provided by PPES, the older girls face chilly winds through moist, open fields. Protect them and gift windcheaters for Xmas.
EDUCATION is the best bet in breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty faced by families living off waste. Fund school kits for ₹389 each so their children have the tools to attend and stay in school.