Support to Education for Girls (RDDEFG) Project – Solicited Online or Otherwise

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 Good progress.

Currently this project is supported by Robert Duvall Children's Fund. Website : http://www.rdchildrensfund.org/india/

Robert Duvall -Deepalaya solicits support to reach out to the first 1000 girl children. The RDDEFG Concept 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 are out of school.

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 (upto 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 are mainstreamed into Govt. Schools and they are given with remedial education at the centre after school hours. A fresh batch of 25 children are admitted for non formal education during 2011-12 academic year. Thus 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.

 
Annual Cost
INR
US$
Sponsor Contribution
1 Tuition fees
4,320
96
2 Books and study material
760
17
3 Uniforms - 2 sets
900
20
4 Extra curricular activity, latent talent development
600
13
5 Education Trip
400
9
6 Main streaming, Liaison with Govt. /schools
500
11
7 Communication / reports
600
13
8 Sweeper, electricity charges, telephone, internet, staff welfare
1560
34
9 Coordination/management
3000
67
10 Audit
240
5
11 Printing / stationery
240
5
12 Vehicle use / Conveyance
480
10
  Total of Sponsor Contribution
13600
300

Details of Deepalaya Contribution in Service / Infra-structure.

1 Accommodation
720
16
2 Supervising inputs by senior management
2400
54
3 Accountant
1920
43
4 Fathers Association/Capacity Building/Marketing
550
12
  Total of Deepalaya Contribution
5590
125
  Total
19190
425

One US$ = Rs.45/-

The supporting person/party will receive feedback report on the performance of the girl child once in six months.

 

Once the girl children 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 down, 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.

 

 

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