Sandila: Construction Project for Residential Training Centre


Drop-out girls at tailoring centre

Help build an adult training centre in Sandila; one of the most backward districts of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The government transport facilities are few to reach the villages besides cycle, horse driven vehicle and rickshaw.  There are almost 40% dropouts in the schools especially among girls. Many people succumb to various diseases as they cannot afford to treat themselves such as tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid, scabies, cholera, diarrhoea, malnutrition, anaemia, pneumonia, and many other water borne diseases. Women invariably suffer in their homes and outside on account of the oppressive social structure depriving them from developing their capabilities. The literacy rate for females is 31.2%.

Teaching awareness of TB disease

The SRA sisters have already purchased a 145,200 sq. ft piece of land for a residential training centre to help illiterate people develop their skills.  They already organise vocational training programmes empowering local villagers but desperately need funds for construction costs of a residential training centre that will allow these disadvantaged people to live with dignity and support themselves.