BENEFITING: DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS RESOURCES
Often times, students who live in informal settlements, or slums, are accepted into the public and private government schools in neighbouring cities but are unable to get there. School buses don't reach the outskirts of town and rickshaws aren't always an affordable option. DIR India runs a program that gets children in the Janta Colony and Adarsh Nagar areas of Naya Gaon (located just outside of Chandigarh) to school when they have no other option other than to drop out due to a lack of affordable transportation. For 1,000 rupees, or approximately $15-20 USD, a child can get safe and reliable transportation to and from school for a month. For some families, this is an affordable amount, but for some, even this reduced rate is too much. We are seeking donations to provide scholarships to those students who are unable to afford transportation through DIR so that they are able to attend school and get a quality education.