Fair Education for Children

India, AID INDIA

Problem

Education is not taken for granted in India, which has the highest illiteracy rate worldwide. In places where there is no access to education, people often live in poverty.

Solution

Two preschools in South India serve underprivileged children and provide them with a chance to study together without being separated by caste, sex or religion. This will help them break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty.

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Some insights into everday life at the Ave Maria School

This little movie shows some of the surrounding of the Ave Maria Nursery and Primary School. It also gives some insights into school classes. All the lessons at the Ave Maria Nursery and Primary School are in English so when you put your ears on the speakers of your computer  you maybe can understand and learn something ;) Read on

New pictures arrived!

The school buildings are almost finished. The children get full day program, they enjoy having language classes, maths, literature, and pysical exercise as well as yoga class in the school yard. Read on

The orphanage of AID INDIA gives shelter to 100 kids!

These are the children living in the orphanage of AID INDIA: the Island of Hope. Children in the Island of Hope are brought up in a special way, Humanist principles are followed. Non violence, indiscrimination and love for human being irrespective of caste, sex, religion and economic background are the main concepts they learn. Our slogan is Peace, Force, Joy! Read on

The material donations have arrived!

Friends of RESET, the couple Sebastian and Christel, brought a bag full of material donations from many Resetters to Satankulam! They stayed for two days and got to know Peter Raj and our intern friend Anna Lisa in this time. The children are very happy about the toys. Read on

Constructing a School and an Orphanage

AID INDIA is constructing a further building for onother 300 pupils. This school will also serve the children coming from the families which are part of the AID INDIA micro credit programme. Other children who have no opportunity to study in a good institution also will be admitted. Read on

Project Description

A chance at education

In 2009, an amendment to the Indian constitution made it compulsory for children aged 6 to 14 years old to go to school. This guarantee of an education stops after the eighth grade. In today’s India, many children still do not attend school for reasons including poverty, the caste system, gender or religious beliefs.

The schools run by AID India are predominantly geared towards underprivileged children from poor families as well as orphans. AID India has established a micro-credit program for the mothers of the students. The schools adhere to principles of equal rights and non-violence. This means that each school is open to children of all castes, religions and genders and the students are not subject to beatings as a form of punishment (as is often the case in Indian schools).

Students are already taking classes in AID India’s schools, coming together under one roof regardless of religion, caste or gender. The lessons are taught in English, the predominant language of urban India, and the students learn the fundamentals of independence, as it’s in the cities, far from home, where the good jobs are at. Right now, a new school building is under construction in Satankulam which will allow AID India to offer 300 new school places to prospective students.

About AID INDIA

AID India empowers the disadvantaged in one of the poorest parts of India, Tamil Nadu. In this part of India, where 54 percent of rural people live below the poverty line, life is especially challenging for women, people with disabilities, orphans and deserted children. By means of orphanages, a micro-credit program, welfare programs and educational opportunities AID India enables the poor and disadvantaged to build a better life! 

Contact:

9, Rice Shop Street Satankulam – 628 704 Thoothukudi, District Tamilnadu,

S.India Ph/Fax: +91 4639 267519 Cell: +91 94425 29442

Email: avemariapeter@yahoo.com

Homepage: http://www.humanistaidindia.org/