The Education Sponsorship program: The object of providing basic education to children from marginalized and weaker section of the society.
Concept note for education sponsorship project.
Sangli is situated in Western Maharashtra covering the population of 12 lakhs approximately. Sangli Miraj kupwad is a newly formed corporation. The corporation has radius of 25 km includes few nearby villages, It is developing city based on agriculture & agriculture related industries & Sugar cooperatives.
The city corporation has appro. 165 schools & government aided education institute run Marathi medium schools. Few international schools have started their branches in the city zone. These schools are for higher economic strata of the society. Most of the children from lower economic strata tend to go to municipal corporation school or government aided Marathi medium school. Where they have no education fees or nominal fees.
In these school it is observed that school dropout rate is very high after 7th & 9th std. This is mostly high among the girls & in some cases in boys also..These families are mostly from marginalized section of society , single parent families, some are totally orphan children living with their relatives. (grand parents , Aunt, Uncle) Few children have HIV positive parents. or few are HIV positive children .
These families find difficult to provide for children's basic needs & spending for education is a luxury to them. They prefer to select the option of marriage for girls & early employment for boys. Sometimes single mothers find difficult to face social & economical problems. Though they have strong motivation for children's education they cannot provide for the same. They may institutionalized children in government homes. These families are in need of economical, social & emotional support.
If small support is given to them they will be able to handle the situation in better way.
If support in form of educational help is given to them children can complete their basic education up till 12th . it will be helpful for children's career development & self sufficiency. At the same time child marriages, child labor, delinquency & institutionalizing children can be prevented. The school dropout rate will be less. Children will get opportunity to complete the basic education up to 12th standard.
This can be achieved through educational sponsorship program, Education sponsorship program aims to support & address children's educational, emotional, economical, social & family needs so that,
a. The school dropout rate will be reduced.
b. To prevent child marriage, child labor, delinquency.
c. To help children to complete their education.
d. To provide counseling services to children, emotional support so that they can develop up to maximum capacities. The children to have tension free environment.
e. To Strengthen the family by providing counseling & referral services to parents.
d. To help children to understand their potential & support to develop their personality through skill training.
One child One sponsor. ( The sponsor will get 6 monthly progress report of the sponsored child )
Sponsor will give specific amount every year as their contribution for the specific child.( This does not includes over head cost & administrative cost. )
In the month of May - Identification of needy & deserving students with the help of schools.
- Asses the need & situation through interview & home visit.
-To distribute the help in form of kind & cash in June as per the case & situation, ( Uniforms, school bags, Note books, books, Campos box, pens etc )
- The students will come to give follow up & take help as per their need every month. They will speak to case worker & counseling will be done according to the needs.
- The Social worker will do the home visit once in six months to assess the progress & situation. The social worker will send 6 monthly progress report to sponsor.
-The case worker will try to make the family environment conducive for child development . She can act as a catalytic agent of change in family & help all members to achieve their goals.
- A case worker will maintain a separate file for students & record the details per month. .Assessment of progress will be done in 6 months.
- Activities & programs for students will be arranged once in a two months for the personality development.
- A yearly report will be prepared for donors & sponsors.