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'Raah- A way to an empowered society'

Organized by: Krithika Rao

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THE STORY:

Seelampur, a minority concentrated district in North East part of Delhi, is a mish-mash of rural and urban, the area is essentially a resettlement colony predominantly constituted of a migrant population hailing originally from UP and Bihar, living in some authorized and mostly unauthorized colonies. The living conditions in the area are deplorable, area ranks low on safety indicator, with women especially being at the receiving end of crimes. The Problem Women in the community lack exposure to the world outside their community, have limited source of income. are illiterate and lack confidence to go about on their own. An ASAR test conducted on the children showed that a 6th grade child could not read a grade 1 text and grade 5 children could not read any English text or solve a basic Math problem. What do we do? Raah is a community centre for the women and the children, where women are trained in handmade products such as jewellery and bags, given basic literacy and numeracy skills, and are educated about basic hygiene, sanitation and reproduction. Raah also runs an after-school learning centre for the kids, where kids get education in Maths, Reading & Writing, and English comprehension The quill based earrings made by the women were put at a few places and the joy from the money they little money they earned was overwhelming. This winters, they were able to buy woolens for themselves and their kids. In order to achieve this grand vision of a self-sustainable community with equal opportunities, regardless of the demographics, caste or religion, we seek your support. We need funds to run the center and continue making an impact. Here's a breakdown of the budget for a month Room rent - INR 5000 (USD 75) Salary of the teacher - INR 2000 (USD 30) Resources for skill development - INR 3000 (USD 45) Stationary and books for children - INR 1000 (USD 15) Travel - INR 2000 (USD 30) Monthly expense: USD 200 ; Other expenses such as events and campaigns: USD 75 6-months budget: USD 1300 You may donate in money or kind. Please visit, like, share https://www.facebook.com/raahcommunity/ For more information, please contact Krithika Rao : +91 9999254801 Pallavi Seth : +91 8586887850 you can email us also at : raah.kp9@gmail.com

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