In India, the Dalit caste is the lowest within the Indian caste system, many of whom are politically powerless and living in poverty. Girls are more disadvantaged than boys in terms of access to education, as a poor family’s will choose to pay for the advancement of male children.
We support a girls’ hostel, enabling vulnerable girls to access high quality education, accommodation and care during the school term. They maintain close family links and spend as much time as possible in their home communities during school breaks. Many of the girls are ‘half-orphans’, which means they are children of single parents. Our support also includes training in planning, management and child-protection.
Every year since this project started, we have been providing hostel accommodation and remedial education to 20-25 girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, enabling them to succeed in their schooling.
Church of North India – Diocese of Amritsar
Church Connections (non tax-deductible)