Dalit project Sarnath
On 1 January 2024, Benares School Fund Foundation took over a project from Focus on Education Foundation, which has ended its activities.
In Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi, there is a hostel where selected girls from poor dalit families live internally for two years. During that time, they attend classes 9 and 10 at a school nearby. At the hostel, they get extra instruction, and sports and games are played.
Thus, these underprivileged but talented and motivated students get a good study rhythm and make giant steps in their development. They follow classes 11 and 12 from home, but guided by the project leader. After class 12 the girls can take a short vocational course.
On the photo left brand-new nurse Shivangi with her grandmother.
We are very honoured and pleased with the confidence in us, expressed by Focus on Education in their request to take over this beautiful project. We will do our utmost best to make the continuation of the project a success.
This information will be updated after our visits to the project in February 2024.