These children whose parents typically work as house maids, vendors, painters, tailors are from the lower-income group or and in some family parents are disable . In most cases, it is a single income family consisting of 4 to 5 children with the parents struggling to educate at least one or two of them . While most children are first generation literates and disable children , it is apparent that the parents have neither the time nor the awareness to attend to the children. Most of the time whenever there are financial crises in the family the children are pulled out of school to do proxy work for their parents. This is worse for the girl child whose education stops abruptly when she attains puberty. Moreover the parents are unable to afford the fee hikes that take place when the children move to higher classes. In such cases the children are withdrawn from school. In such cases Navamarga charitable trust take a steps in to ensure that the child’s education is guaranteed.
The trust sponsors hardworking and dedicated children from disable family or semi-government and government aided private schools. We network with the educational institutions where the medium of instruction is English and that are within a radius of a kilometer from the center. Every year the heads of these institutions recommend needy and deserving children whom we interview and test before absorbing them into the trust. We are proud to have a long waiting list of children who want to join us, however we deliberately restrict our numbers so that every child of the trust gets more and more interventions. The trust was formed with the sole objective of educating and empowering underprivileged girls. However when we sponsor a girl this year we take her sibling the next year, irrespective of the gender. Hence the trust now has about 40 boys. We believe that this will uplift an entire family.