Project Mala seeks out working children in remote villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India and gives them quality education in four R’s reading, writing, arithmetic and respect. Respect for others and the environment as well as self-respect in personal hygiene good manners.
In the three year Primary School course, we cover grades 1-5 of the national education standard. In the three year Middle School course, we cover grades 6-8 and in the two years of Secondary School we cover grades 9-10.
We are governed by the National Institute of Open Schooling who provide certification at grade five level and grade eight level so children passing out can progress into further education. In addition we also provide some training in life sciences cooking, gardening, sewing etc. In order for them to make the most of their lives within the primitive environment of their rural village.
A happy childhood is the foundation of life and school days are an important part of a child’s formative years. Unfortunately large numbers of children in India’s carpet weaving belt start work at an age when western children are starting school. To deal with this problem Project Mala was founded in 1989 to provide a three year non-formal education course to children. Our aim is to help eradicate the use of child labour on the carpet weaving looms and enable working children to regain their lost childhood. Currently we have nearly 1,500 children in our six primary, three middle and one secondary schools in India
Project Mala aims to:
- Provide education for children in rural India
Established: August 1989
Registered Charity Number: 801953
Board members: 7
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01904 786880
Address: 25 Church Lane Nether Poppleton York YO26 6LFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website