Over 100 million children in India live in extreme poverty, ⅓ of all poor children in the world. They were born into a cycle of injustice and social discrimination. Girls, especially have very few choices. They are at-risk of sex trafficking, forced child labor and adolescent marriage.
Schools for the marginalized poor, when they do exist, are rudimentary and often struggle to get the resources they need.
Our partners go through a rigorous due diligence process with our on-site Partner Coordinator, along with oversight from our US-based staff. The required audit includes financial statements, legal documentation, strategic plans and leadership profiles.
The Education Advisory Council developed a Core Competencies framework for regular impact measurement of teachers and schools.
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Over the last 10 years, Dennis Mathew and a core team of other supporters and champions, have been raising awareness and fundraising for important initiatives in India, primarily focused on rescuing women and children from sex trafficking and slavery.
Through these efforts to provide restoration and rehabilitation, the team recognized that education was one of the keys to breaking the bondage of poverty, injustice, and social discrimination. However, many schools for the underprivileged in India are underfunded and lack the resources to provide true transformational learning.
In the fall of 2019, they launched Bloom India with the vision to establish 10 schools in 10 years. Read More…