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.
Suman has happily settled into NIFT Mumbai, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Design. She had always wanted to become a successful fashion designer, so she has been pouring her heart and soul into her degree.
Thanks to the fundraiser, which raised ₹6447, Suman was able to purchase books, essential stationery items, designing sheets and other designing material enough to last her six months! This has allowed her to focus on her work without having to worry about buying books and stationery.
We’re so proud of you Suman!
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