Educate A Girl
1 year of night school
Girls especially benefit from the Barefoot College's development programs. Nearly 70% of rural children in India do not have time to go to school during the day. These children work collecting drinking water, fetching firewood, or tending animals and other essential domestic work for their families.
Your donation will educate one child for 1 year in night school. The Barefoot College began Night Schools for the children of the working poor in 1975 to provide an education that draws on the knowledge of the community. Literate young men and women in the community are selected and trained for 6 months to become Barefoot Teachers. By providing the learning environment of the Night Schools, by providing drinking water through rain water harvesting at the schools , or by providing solar lighting instead of kerosene lamps, and giving a sense of security, mothers start to send their girls to school for the first time. Since 1975, over 50,000 children have studied at these Night Schools -- and the concept of the Night Schools has been replicated in 16 states in India.