MISSION: Minimize school dropout rates among adolescent children in four slums in Kamarhati,
ANNUAL BUDGET: $2500 (fully supported through Support-a-child Asha donors)
? 106 children from 4 centers provided with education support.
? Maintain grades and minimize school dropout rates through backup teaching support.
? Provide tutor salaries, food, medical checkups, books & stationary.
? Annual Budget: $2500 (100% supported by individual Asha donors)
Inspiration was formed in 1996 by IIT Kharagpur alumni to provide bridge training programs to
children on migrant workers to help their integration into mainstream schools. Since 2010, Asha
Atlanta has supported such bridge programs for more than 100 children of Kamarhati township
of North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. The funds for each year are raised through Asha’s
Support a Child program with help from generous donors like you.
Asha Atlanta through the support a child program provides funds to run tuition classes, teacher
salaries, books, stationary and snacks for children in four slums. The classes are vital to ensure
that the children obtain the necessary support to maintain their grades and in be reenrolled
into formal schools in the case of school drpouts.
Nearly 100% of the children in grades V to VIII can perform addition and subtraction.
Approximately ~30% of the children can read and write sentences in English.
CHALLENGES AND NEXT STEPS:
Migration of the parents and extreme poverty of the families is a major source of contined high
school dropout rates.
Counseling of the parents combined with sustained support from Asha is vital to ensuring that
the children stay in school and enter either into college or some kind of vocational training that
will help them get jobs.