Sponsorship of 75 women to complete their university and vocational studies, with Gramodhaya
OUR 2017 PROJECT
Location : Southern most parts of Tamil Nadu in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu , India.
Overview: Gramodhaya is a non governmental organisation which renders services to the economically and socially disadvantaged and marginalized bottom line communities in southern part of India. The project area is characterised with a typical slum settlements in Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation and nearby villages where the Rag Pickers, Scavengers and other Dalit communities live.
In August 2017 Francis Amalraj of Gromodhaya contacted Lara’s Foundation with the following request:
…….We are hoping that we may be allowed to submit a funding application for higher education of rural girls who are against the odds, has completed the 10th grade, and has dreams of higher education, becoming teacher, nurse, doctor and entrepreneurs and a career. Higher education leads to formal sector employment and a higher standard of living for herself and her family. But, poverty made continuing an education and establishing a career impossible due to unable to afford college tuition, weighed down by family responsibilities and early marriages. They are the most disadvantaged girls who come from different difficult backgrounds; such as orphans and children from extreme poverty stricken families, those living with HIV infected poor parents, children of widows, rag pickers, scavengers and long term convicted prisoners
The Gramodhaya Social Service Society respectfully requests a grant of £8,498.15 for our “Enhancingyoung girls through Education” project.Scavengers and Rag Pickers belong to the bottom most rungs of the caste ladder in India. They havebeen oppressed and ostracised by all the other caste communities for more than ten hundred years. Theirstatus has not changed much even today.
This project prime focuses on young girls from Scavengers and Rag Pickers communities the mostbackward section of the society. The ultimate aim of the project is especially to cover the young girls tocomplete their education with the english knowledge and to get suitable job.Our Board members are enthusiastic and deeply appreciated about the work that you are doing atTanzania and we also eager to implement the proposed project for the most underprivileged young girls.Thank you for your consideration of our request. I will follow up with you to answer any questions youmight have. If you have any clarification, we are pleased to provide at any time.
We ensure that the project will fulfil Lara’s Foundation’s goal. The great personality of Lara’s soulremains in all our hearts especially the young girls and their families of this project in Indian soil.
With the magnanimous assistance received from Lara’s Foundation, we have been able to help the girls from the socio economically discriminated and bottom line community to take some valuable steps via education to improve their lives. The girls are so happy and filled with new hope. They are now more confident of enhancing themselves and uplift their community in due course. Surely they have been able to find a new direction and purpose in their lives thanks to Lara’s Foundation. Lara will shine in the new found hope and joy of the 75 girls helped in her lovely great name.