-Funding needed for school buildings:
Samata has started 40 schools in interior tribal villages. Education is crucial for the tribal children since they need to be well informed of their constitutional laws and rights, are better able to compete with the outside world and build up capacities to increase their scope of livelihood to other sectors as well.
In the 40 schools, they have on average 20 children (4-9 years) and one teacher per each school. A key requirement is to strengthen the infrastructure for the schools. The local community has donated land and labor, but the schools need proper tiled roofing and cement flooring. This will ensure that the schools can be used throughout the year.
Hence, Samata is requesting funds from AID for this immediate need.
Rs. 8000 for each school (for tiles/cement) --> 40x8000 = Rs. 3,20,000.
Along with this support, Samata hopes for future links and collaborations with AID.