SODWAC - Society for Development of Women and Children

Project Brief: SODWAC works in the areas of health, social development and non-formal education of women and children.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward:
Project Partner(s):
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Project Address: , 271 "Ramleela",MS Road,V. V. Puram,
KARNATAKA  560004
Tel:
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 2001Boston/MITUSD 1090
Dec 1999Boston/MITUSD 500
Dec 1998Boston/MITUSD 500

Total = $2090

The teaching standard in rural areas is not very high and the drop out rate for girls at class 5 is very high. Girls who continue on to class 6 and 7 need extra attention to cope with their studies.
This project targets 40 to 50 girls between ages 11 and 15. Asha MIT is supporting a project with $500/year to provide after school help/tutoring to supplement the school teaching to motivate girls who would otherwise drop out to cope with their studies and stay in school.
Nutritional supplements are also provided since a lot of these girls are malnourished and suffer from nutritional deficiencies.