The need for campaign:
Rural communities in poverty are faced with reverse migration and loss of livelihood. The Covid-19 situation compounds existing inequalities such as poor access to transportation, essential goods, credit and also irregular income. Hence, they need greater support to tide over the current Covid-19 crisis – both in the short term and the long term.
For the 100 families associated with ASSEFA and for the 1200+ children our schools serve, we propose a 2-phased solution, to support families and children to tide over the Covid-19 crisis and ensure student learning, despite circumstances.
Phase 1: Emergency essential support
Thanks to gracious support of donors, who stood by us through March 2020 until January 2021, we were able to support families with immediate cash transfers for essentials. We were also able to set up for consistent online learning opportunity, by launching our online learning program, Kathir. (To know more, scroll down to read)
Phase 2: Fund for Seva Scholarships for 2021-22
Ten million girls in India could drop out of secondary school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Right to Education Forum policy brief. With 1.6 million girls aged 11 to 14 years currently out of school, the pandemic could disproportionately impact girls further by putting them at risk of early marriage, early pregnancy, poverty, trafficking and violence.
As schools are looking to reopen and as rural communities continue to struggle to make sense of the pandemic, Kanavu aims to create a ‘Scholarship Opportunity’ for 200 students this academic year 2021-22. This is one strong step to ensure students don’t drop out, complete another year of schooling & increasing odds of accessing a good quality life.
How can you support learning continuity?
By donating INR 10,000 you can provide scholarship to a student, for the academic year 2021-22.