The students hail from a highly congested slum in Chimbel where there is extreme poverty and no sanitation. Living conditions are sub-standard with many families sharing single taps for fresh water.
The community is extremely conservative. Most men work as daily wage labourers, motorcycle drivers or have small retail businesses. There is widespread gambling, alcoholism, crime and domestic violence.
The women often work as domestic maids or on construction sites. Higher education for women is not supported and many women are forbidden to work by parents or husbands.
Provides English lessons, homework assistance and exam preparation for 40 students.
Provides a daily nutritious meal.
Arranges functions and celebrations of festivals with the students and their families.
To instil values, hope and the confidence to realise dreams.
To create a thirst for knowledge, and nurture self-respect and respect for others.
To alleviate poverty through empowerment.
To create global citizens through breaking down barriers of nationality, religion, caste and creed and emphasising our shared humanity.