Helping 4 young girls in India go to high school and college
Organized by: Karen Logan
These four young ladies are attending a ten month vocational course in Community Health Workers sponsored by the acclaimed Rama Krishna Mission. They come from very economically challenged homes where their parents work as farmers and odd jobs that are available. Each one of them is a star student as well as great help to their mothers around the home. Their days start early in the villages they live in. They have to go to an outside well to fetch water for the family, then help their mothers with the younger sisters and brothers, finish any outstanding homework, wash and iron their own clothes, and then walk to the bus stand which is an hour a way. The bus ride is another hour followed by a 15 minute taxi ride. At the end of the day, the have to repeat this in reverse, including going for more water at the well.
The Community Health Workers class they are taking is designed to train them to go into villages where there are no doctors and be able to assess the needs of the community, as well as teach hygiene and wellness. Their communities desperately need them to finish and return to assist their people in creating and maintaining health. The program is considered so excellent that the last batch of students were offered jobs at a hospital even before they were finished.
Shree Nityananda Education Trust has already helped them with their class fees, which were minimal, but they each need $200 US to pay for school costs to be able to go to school this year. There classes will continue for another eight months.
Right now I have one young lady, Pranali, who I am collecting 45,000 rupees for her third year at engineering school. We need to have it by July 15th, and I have 35,000 rupees collected as of tonight. She just needs another 10,000 rps, which is about $200. She would so appreciate your help in whatever you can give. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.