Child Sponsorship Programme
Education is the key to getting out of the poverty trap. The Nandri child sponsorship programme enables Dalit families to provide education for their children.
The programme supports the child in education, so that they may have a career and break the bonds of discrimination. Education requires a weeks wages each month for a family to keep a child in school. This is why sponsorship is so vital to continuing education.
We work mainly with Dalit people but it is important to note that any child from any caste or religion is eligible to receive sponsorship through Nandri.
Our sponsorship is operated in quite a unique way. A bank account is opened in the name of each child and the account is operated by the mother of the child.
Since 1996 we have sponsored over 5,000 children.
Many children went on to graduate with third level qualifications.
48 graduated in 2014.
65 graduated in 2015.
120 graduated in 2016.
Currently, 1,100+ children are covered by the programme, in 58 villages.