Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj - KIGS Brick Lane Project

Project Brief: Provide education to 900 children of the migrant workers in the Chaksu region of Jaipur that have been excluded from the mainstream education system. ASHA is funding the operation and growth of 5 schools over a period 3 years.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Pankaj Jain
Project Partner(s): Amit Kumar
Other Contacts: Natalie Shew
Project Address: , B190, University Marg,,Bapu Nagar,Jaipur,
RAJASTHAN  302015
Tel: +91-9414203768; +91-1412708695
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Jun 2017SeattleUSD 19738
Nov 2016SeattleUSD 18830
Feb 2016SeattleUSD 16819

Total = $55387

KIGS Brick Lane Project is working with the migrant worker community to help provide education to their children in the Chaksu Area, Jaipur. There are close to 900 children of the kiln workers ranging from 4 to 10 years along with ~1000 adults. Literacy rate among this populations is ~10%. Goal is to provide education to this group that have been excluded from the mainstream education system and develop tools to enable this community to support the full participation of children in their education.
Provide education to children of the migrant laborers working in the brick kiln industry in Chaksu area of Jaipur district (Rajasthan).
Develop tools to enable brick workers to meet their own needs and to support the full participation of children and youth as equal partners in their education.
Conduct action-oriented research to provide practical solutions for the educational inclusion of migrant brick workers’ children.
The Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj (KIGS) is focused on empowering underprivileged community members through realistic, innovative and sustainable interventions on a grassroots level in order to promote self-governance.

KIGS gives priority to women, children and socio-economically stratified citizens - including scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and small, marginal farmers. Through holistic development practices, KIGS directly contributes to the creation of a more secure, equitable and prosperous India.