Deepalaya is a non - government development organization working on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on children.
For the past 31 years Deepalaya has been working in the urban slums of Delhi and has also made inroads into rural development in the states of Haryana and Uttarakhand. Deepalaya has also been collaborating with agencies, both governmental and non-governmental towards making meaningful interventions in the policy making process in the State.
From their humble beginnings in 1979, Deepalaya has seen a continuous growth in staff, beneficiaries and fields of activities. It is with great honor that the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund and Deepalaya unite to promote equality and education for girls through the assistance and encouragement of their fathers. For more information about Deepalaya please visit http://www.deepalaya.org/
Objectives of theRobert Duvall-Deepalaya Education for Girls Program
Education for Girls is a joint project initiated in September 2009. The project was formally launched by the Chief Minister Ms. Sheila Dixit in the presence of Ms. Kiran Walia, Minister for Women and Health. The students are making great progress. Currently this project is supported by Robert Duvall Children's Fund.
The Robert Duvall-Deepalaya Education for Girls solicits support to reach out to the first 1000 female children. The program motivates fathers to take charge of their daughters and ensure that the daughters rights are protected in every way and provide a secure and dignified future. However, the fathers are financially poor and that is one of the reasons that the girls have been unschooled.
Each girl child’s education (non-formal) is estimated to cost US$ 425 or Rs.19,190/- per year. A person, a trust or foundation or a corporate can support one child or few children or a class (25 in a class), in an afternoon school (up to 1000 girls at one location where school infrastructure of Deepalaya is available). The sponsorship contribution is limited to US$ 300 per child per year as given below and the remaining US$ 125 shall be Deepalaya contribution.
Under this project 44 children have been mainstreamed into Govt. Schools and receive remedial education at the centre after school hours. A new group of 25 children were admitted for non-formal education during 2011-12 academic year, making the total number of children benefitted to 69. The per child cost of US$ 425 or Rs.19,190 will be utilized for the following:
One US$ = Rs.45/-
The supporting person/party will receive a bi-annual report on the performance of the student.
Once the students have reached the required standard of education, they shall be mainstreamed into Govt. Schools, where education is free thereafter. Although the mainstreamed child in the Govt. School gets free education, to avoid them dropping out and acquire the requisite quality and standards, the child has to be assisted with "Remedial Education" for which similar expenses are to be incurred on simillar numbers for atleast 2/3 years. As they settle into formalized education, the support can be withdrawn.
The appeal to all "FATHERS" who have daughters, is to support at least one girl child considering her as the sister of your daughter or more children as your resources permit. No limit for corporates, foundations, etc.
For more information on Deepalaya, please visit them at www.deepalaya.org.
Help send a little girl to school
Girls account for more than one half of the approximately 75 million children out of school. Fathers in countries like India, Afghanistan, Benin, and Yemen are often the ones to decide whether or not their girls receive an education. Join us in helping girls enroll in school with the help of their fathers through the coordination of the Duvall-Deepalaya Father Daughter Initiative.
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