Pakistani Hindu Refugees given Shelter and Support
The KarmaKonnect team has been helping these refugees with day-to-day issues since a long time.
Pakistani Hindus have escaped religious persecution and taken shelter at Adarsh Nagar, Delhi. These people are from the Sindh province of Pakistan.They had to leave their home to escape religious and cultural persecution and government apathy. They stopped sending their kids to the school because they were forced to read the Quran in schools. They were laughed at for their religious practices.
In July 2017, KarmaKonnect decided to launch a makeshift school/community center to help the refugee children with education, as well as provide them mentoring on health and sanitation, civic rights awareness. The objective was to build and adopt a model of local empowerment to impart education, civic sense and life skills to these young kids, who often give up on education due to low-quality govt. school infrastructure. The school aims to help these children get an elementary education and assist in their nurturing and growth.
Pakistani refugees can’t apply for permanent jobs in India and are neither eligible for several livelihood opportunities nor benefited by the government schemes.
Children are not able to get admission in Government schools, as they do not have proper documents. Most of the kids don’t even know how to write and read.
Most men are working on daily wages. Providing them guidance and skills/network-connects to earn better a livelihood.
Lack of basic amenities: Lack of Drinking water and medical facilities. Most of the children are suffering from the water a borne disease like diarrhea.
Results & Outcome
School building- Daily Academic Tuition classes
In July 2017, KarmaKonnect decided to launch a makeshift school/community center to help the refugee children with education, as well as provide them mentoring on health and sanitation, civic rights awareness, etc. The objective was to build and adopt a model of local empowerment to impart education, civic sense and life skills to these young kids, who often give up on education due to the low-quality Govt. school infrastructure. Also, to create an extended platform to facilitate effective learning which is not limited to the syllabus, but which would motivates the children to pursue education with clear dreams and aspirations in life. The school aims to help these children get an elementary education and assist in their nurturing and growth.
No. of students at our Pathshala:
Approx 55 children
Approx 45 children
KarmaKonnect is a non-profit social venture that aims to connect the fragmented ‘giving’ ecosystem by empowering NGOs, donors, volunteers, corporates and government to create impactful social development interventions. KarmaKonnect is an enabler; motivating and empowering individuals and organizations to tap the growing philanthropy landscape by creating, connecting, and/or collaborating for credible projects and causes. The KarmaKonnect team is currently involved in a number of initiatives across the country, through various dedicated volunteers and NGOs. We are primarily working on:
• Child education and livelihood skills (slum evening schools/shelters and aiding low income govt schools) in Gujarat, Telangana, MP and Delhi through utilization of existing govt infrastructure and innovative collaborative models.
• Women Empowerment and legal help, rescue and rehabilitation projects (primarily on Gujarat and UP)
• Rural Empowerment and Citizens Change/Awareness programs (Gujarat, MP, UP, Telangana and Rajasthan).
• We also Executing comprehensive "adopt a village" projects for donors involving well researched sustainable solutions for development
• Training and placement of specially abled
• Refuge rehabilitation projects. (Urban slums)
• Adhoc Medical help and assistance as needed.
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