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Currently, we are planning to open an evening girls’ school for rural children!
The school will be situated in Bhubaneswar and gives much needed help for girls attending public schools. The aim of the project to provide assistance with homework. The school system in India is highly dependent on after school classes and children from poor backgrounds cannot pay for this. After school education helps students realize their potential, supplement knowledge and to compensate skill gaps We at DAYA want to give them free after school help that requires no assistance from parents, who are most often illiterate. It is very simple, without this additional support, the journey of the rural poor girl in attaining an education is most likely to be lost.

Why evening school? Because girls are still missing out on the education they need. Despite boasting one the world’s largest economies, universal education has not been realized in India. In particular, there are drastically fewer opportunities for education for girls living in poverty in India.

Many times when families live in poverty, they will choose to send only their boys to school, as it more profitable and educating girls is sometimes not valued in communities. Another common occurrence is the persistent violence against girls in school; India can be a perilous place for girls, and still remains one the most dangerous places to be born a girl. In many instances when a child is able to attend a government school, the quality of education is so poor that After-School Classes are required. Often, many students become frustrated and drop-out; a path too easily laid out for too many girls. After School Classes, although a necessity for success in school, are unattainable for the poor.

What changes when girls are educated? Everything! Providing an education to girls, has truly transformative effects – not only on the girls themselves, but is also the fastest way toward ending generational poverty and helping grow communities. The following evidence demonstrates how deeply impactful it is:

– Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children
– A child born to a literate mother is more likely to survive past the age of 5
– Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school
– A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult
– If India enrolled 1% more girls in secondary school the GDP would rise $5.5 billion

We are in urgent need of your support! We want to start building this school before monsoon season begins in June. We will need to construct the school and buy land close to the rural community to make it convenient for the children to attend.

For that we need your help!

Per square feet, it will cost us 400 Indian Rupees ($6.50 USD). Please help us to make this dream come true. Every square foot helps. The more donations we receive, the more square feet we can buy and the more children we can help.