Center for Development - Kadam Resource Center for Girls

Project Brief: KRCG requires support for both infrastructure and operational expenses to continue to support the education and development of girls.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: children from slums

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Atman R Parikh
Project Partner(s): Prasad Chako
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 2nd Floor, Mistry Chamber,Besides Hotel Kama,Ahmedabad,
GUJARAT  380001
Tel: 919825093818
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
May 2019Boston/MITUSD 6865

Total = $6865

Kadam Resource Centre is a hub for adolescent girls to develop various educational, vocational and life-skill opportunities. The Kadam Resource Centre is a safe space for the educational and holistic development of adolescent girls.

- Drop-out students are assisted to resume learning using various learning resources. Multiple training programmes are used to enable maximum use of online and offline educational resources for knowledge and skill building
- The Centre not only equips adolescent girls with various skills but also provide residential facilities and trauma counseling to deal with abuse, violence, and constant humiliation
- The girls are provided systematic educational support based on a 100-days learning module comprising English language skills, computer skills, effective communication and exposure to educational, business, social development and government institutions

The most critical financial requirements for 2019 have been identified as food and a safe apartment for the girls residing at the KRC due to lack of housing or inability to reside with parents/family.

Although the complete 2019 financial requirements of the project include funding multiple operational expenses, due to resource constraints, the ASHA Boston chapter is primarily supporting the most critical expenses of food and rent. ASHA believes that this will provide the girls with an environment more conducive to education and development, especially during examinations. With the funds, CfD-KEI will be able to rent a 3 BDR to support 12-15 girls that need residence at any given time due to lack of housing or an unsupportive family atmosphere. CfD-KEI currently has a 1 BDR and ASHA will be supporting the gap funding for 3 BDR. Along with rental support, ASHA will also provide funding for meals for full-time and part-time residents.
Enable children, especially girls, to access education and develop as competent citizens
Kadam Education Initiative (KEI) emerged as an autonomous initiative of the Centre for Development (CfD), a Civil Society organization working in Ahmedabad since 1996 to address the issue of child labor, displacement and urban poverty. Since its inception in 2007, KEI has been striving to meaningfully engage these children, especially girls, their families/community with the aim to enable access to education and development as competent citizens.