LOCATION: Brick Factories, Northern India
GOAL: Rescue children from slavery by sending them to school
STILL NEEDED: $37,872
Only $130 Per Child!
We have an opportunity to rescue 1000 children from a life of slavery!
In Northern India, entire families are working in brick factories to pay off their debt to the factory owners. Children as young as five years old spend their days making bricks and piling them high.
Unfortunately, their “wages” are only enough to pay off the interest on the loan. Without the ability to pay the full balance, their work will never be done.
With no chance at an education or even a glimpse at life outside the factory, these kids face a very bleak future.
But everything is about to change!
One factory owner is showing mercy. He has agreed to partner with us to send the children from his factories to school instead. We need your help to get these children registered for school before the school year begins at the end of April 2019.
Your gift of $130 will provide:
- Three school uniforms
- Two pairs of shoes
- Registration fees
- Text books & school supplies
Once the children are enrolled, the state government will subsidize their education for the rest of their school years, while the local school board will locate corporate sponsors for ongoing support.
Imagine changing a child’s entire future for only $130!
This is your chance to rescue a life. Will you give today?
LEARNING DURING A PANDEMIC
India has been one of the hardest hit nations in the world during the pandemic. Their private sector unemployment reached 80% at one point. When our partners were finally able to reach the brick factories, they found a community wrestling with starvation, suicide, and depression.
“The whole country was starting to adapt the new normal life but the new life didn’t included these people as it’s difficult for them to maintain social distancing and they have to go from place to place for work. So they were still unaccepted by the people.
We started going to the slums daily and started a feeding program there. One day when we were feeding the people a young girl came to us with a book in her hand and told that she was missing school. She was one of the girl we got in school last year. She told us that she really wanted to study. So we took the book and started teaching her.
We realized that this pandemic has taken away the opportunity from the kids to study. The kids just started adapting the school environment. We started the tuition in the area and started teaching them in small groups.”
– Meenakshi, NLC Foundation
Back to School
Hope is returning to this precious community. Our partners continue to feed families and tutor the children in the midst of the difficulty.
Now we are faced with another opportunity to change the future for so many children. The government of India is opening schools again on October 19th. The 862 children that the Impact Nations family rescued last year will once again be able to go to school!
In addition, we have already raised enough for another 230 children to begin their education. How many more can we rescue from a life of slavery and send to school?
YOU can send a child to school for only $130 today!