Our March Charity project is Pre Primary Education in West Bengal, a project run by the Youth Education Service
The project is run in a lush tropical landscape about 150 km south west of Kolkata, west Bengal. The project suppots a number of children spread over six pre primaryschools. The schools are rural and widely separated. The project targets some of the most disadvantaged communities in India. These communities are a diverse mix of Hindu and Muslim families. Even through they work extremely hard, in many cases these families are subsistence farmers, meaning that they only grow enough food to eat and do not have excess food to trade or sell.
The charity project aims to improve the opportunites of these familes by encouraging femail education, employing local women and educating the children in a safe environment. Children also receive a daily meal, which helps to alleviate malnutrition common in the region.
Each school has three teachers who work with the children in three groups. The children, aged 3-6 years, work with activities suitable for their stage of development. The schools are friendly, positive places and ably run by trained teachers. The families are happy to have the schools and show their loyalty by regular attendance to this village amenity.
If you like our Facebook page this month, we will donate 50p to Pre Primary Education. Just £4000 will run all six schools for one year, so you can see that your like will go a long way.Remember to like the Oxford College facebook page to donate 50P! https://www.facebook.com/oxforddistancelearning
You can find more information and donate directly here: