School for Abandoned Girls
Rotaract St Andrews selected students, Divya Parkash and Tanushree Garg to teach for 3 weeks each in a school for disadvantaged girls in a remote part of India near Meerut. If you wish to donate please contact Colin Mitchell
Of the 11 million abandoned children in India 90% are girls. Girls in India disproportionately experience the abuses of abandonment, infanticide and sex-selective abortion.
What the Kanya Gurukul school in rural India, founded by Rotaract President Keertna's grandfather, tries to do is to stand up against this terrifying statistic, by taking care of 70 girls and trying to educate them and raise their confidence so they may survive once they leave the confines of the school compound.
Rotaract St Andrews is sending 2 students from St Andrews to teach and improve the IT skills of these girls over two 4 week periods in the summer. It is hoped that with easy learning software the computers can become the teachers and the older pupils can mentor the younger girls in a monitorial system.
Dr Andrew Bell, who attended St Andrews University and after teaching in India founded Madras College in St Andrews, used a monitorial system of education.
The Rotaract Club of St Andrews and the girls of the school will be indefinitely grateful for any donation you may wish to make to this sustainable project. Contact Colin Mitchell
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