The slum projects run by our partners in India are a compassionate response to the needs of the poor living alongside them. For a while now, our friends have been running slum schools in Delhi to provide education and food for children. The simple meal these children are given at school is for many the only regular meal they will get.
Approximately 490 million people, or 35% of India’s population (World Bank Data) were slum-dwellers in 2018. For many of us, it is difficult to imagine what living in a slum is really like. It’s not just about material poverty, but about being denied access to state systems like health and education.
Our partners currently run twelve schools in the East Delhi slum area. We are looking for support for seven of these. It takes approximately £5,000 to support one school for one year. It would take ten individuals, giving just over £40 a month each (with Gift Aid) to meet this cost. Alternatively, this would be an ideal project for a church, business or other organisation to support.
If you’d like to find out more, please do get in touch and share with anyone who might be interested.
Thanks very much!