THEM – INDIA
In one of the most deprived regions in New Delhi, India, a project has emerged to bring hope to almost 200 children. The "Good News Center" school aims to contribute to the education of children between the ages of 4 to 10. This school provides a healthy environment and helps keep children away from the dangerous streets of New Delhi. The project coordinators are Esther and Jismiel Kumar.
Project's Coordenador Family
Project’s name: Good News Centre India
Location: Kirby Place community - New Delhi, India.
Goal: Maintain the preschool.
Remove kids living on the streets and begging at traffic lights. Introducing them to a schooling environment and conducting them to mainstream education. Ensuring at least one nutritious meal per day, also providing books, school stationeries, and uniforms. Each childs` mother is identified and is offered the chance to learn a life skill, thereby helping in the holistic development of the family.
Provide free clean drinking water to the community.
Target audience: Kids from low-income families.
Reach: 80 kids.
Project maintenance costs: US$ 3200 per month.
Sponsor a child: US$ 40 per month.
In India`s slum areas many kids face adversities such as abuse, abandonment, begging for food money, and homeless causing them not to attend regular schooling. Without proper education, they are destined to a life of poverty and are susceptible to trafficking and drugs.
"Good News Centre" helps break the cycle of poverty and gives these kids a second chance to succeed in life! It provides free meals, backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies, as well as free education. The teachers work with the kids to improve their knowledge and skills level for them to be eligible to join a regular school. At this point, they also assist the child in transitioning to a regular school. These kids then have the opportunity to pursue higher education and good-paying jobs, thus escaping the slums, improving their lives, their families, and ultimately their communities.