India | Continuing education for a better life

Continuing education for a better life

India / Local & regional aid projects

In order to combat extreme poverty in Delhi, AVC humanitarian aid maintains course centres to enable adults to receive further training. The acquired knowledge should help them to make a contribution to the meagre or even non-existent family income.

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Continuing education for a better life

Initial situation and challenges

India is as populous as it is poor. One in four Indians suffers from extreme poverty, 43% of children under the age of five are malnourished.

Many people from rural areas move to the city hoping for a better life. In a very conservative society, girls in the lower castes often have little chance of an education because their parents regard this as a pointless investment. Finally, after marriage, the girls move in with their husband's family. In addition, parents of girls have to pay a high dowry on marriage. Even though the number of parents who at least provide their daughters with a school education is steadily increasing, there are still few opportunities for further education, especially for women from poor backgrounds. Many remain stranded at home.

  • Important facts
    • Capital
    • New Delhi
    • Area
    • 3 287 263 km2
    • Inhabitants
    • 1,2 billion
    • Life expectancy
    • 68,8 years
    • Child mortality rate
    • 39,1 (per 1000)
    • Literacy
    • 71,2%
    • Religion
    • 79,8% Hindus
    • 14,2% Muslims
    • 2,3% Christians
    • 1,7% Sikhis
    • 2% Others
  • Capital
  • New Delhi
  • Area
  • 3 287 263 km2
  • Inhabitants
  • 1,2 billion
  • Life expectancy
  • 68,8 years
  • Child mortality rate
  • 39,1 (per 1000)
  • Literacy
  • 71,2%
  • Religion
  • 79,8% Hindus
  • 14,2% Muslims
  • 2,3% Christians
  • 1,7% Sikhis
  • 2% Others

Aims

People from poor backgrounds get the chance to start a better life.

AVC humanitarian aid ...

  • continues to run the adult education course centres and trains more women each year

"It's about a lot more than sewing; it's about changed lives."

Project Manager India

Commitment

Course centres for adult education

In order to offer families from poor backgrounds the chance of a better life, AVC humanitarian aid in Delhi is committed to further education for adults. In the sewing courses, women in particular are taught the basics of sewing clothes for themselves and their children or even running their own sewing studio and contributing to the family's livelihood. The appreciation that these women experience in the sewing courses is often crucial for a new perspective on life. After completion of the training, each woman receives a sewing machine.

Financing needs

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