Karuna Trust

Education Not Discrimination

Karuna Hostels provide a supportive environment for over 600 boys and girls from the most impoverished and disadvantaged communities in India. These children will be the first generation from their families to complete school, and break free from a future of illiteracy and unskilled manual labour.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (327461)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£36,900

Amount raised

£48,775

Donations

27

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many Dalit children fail to complete schooling due to caste discrimination and poverty. Living in areas where there are no secondary schools, or with high levels of teacher absenteeism, Dalit children are much more likely to drop out of school. As a result they follow their parents into a life of poor literacy, unskilled manual labour and poverty. Without any support, these children remain trapped a cycle of caste based poverty and exploitation that has bound their community for generations.

Solution

Karuna Hostels provide these children receive a safe nurturing environment where they are supported to pursue their education. The hostels have excellent relationships with local schools and work with the teachers to make sure the children are progressing. The children benefit from nutritious food and intensive study support, as well as encouragement, inspiration, and a range of extra-curricular activities. Here the children can enjoy a caste-free environment and unlock their potential.

  • I feel very good in the hostels because all wardens love me like a mother. I feel like all the other girls are like sisters to me. Here there is lots of learning methods and very good teaching and lots of running and I enjoy participating in everything.

    — Vaishnavi

  • Thank you to everyone in the UK. You work hard and give us lots of money for our education. When i complete my education, I will be giving help to others.

    — Vaishnavi

  • My dream is to be a doctor. In my village there is no hospital so I want to make a hospital in my village.

    — Vaishnavi

  • I feel very good in the hostels because all wardens love me like a mother. I feel like all the other girls are like sisters to me. Here there is lots of learning methods and very good teaching and lots of running and I enjoy participating in everything.

    — Vaishnavi

  • Thank you to everyone in the UK. You work hard and give us lots of money for our education. When i complete my education, I will be giving help to others.

    — Vaishnavi

  • My dream is to be a doctor. In my village there is no hospital so I want to make a hospital in my village.

    — Vaishnavi