Participating Project

Project information

Scholorships and Education Support

Financial support for under privileged students who are unable to purchase educational materials for their studies.
The financial support will be allocated to the 3 highest achieving students within each of the 100 classes across 10 different school.

September 2018 - August 2019

Charity information: Lotus Caring Hands (LCH)

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  • Need

    Need

    A large number of students in North Srilanka have been severely affected by a civil war lasting over 30 years. In extremely underprivelaged areas, students are unable to purchase the basic educational equipment required to obtain basic qualifications. The financial support provided by this charitable project will aim to reduce the financial stress on the students and their families that have been most affected by the civil war

    Solution

    Using the funds raised from this funraising event, we hope to purchase various items that will help students across North Srilanka. These range from basic materials such as stationary equipment to larger items such as textbooks and school uniforms.
    The majority of funds will be allocated to the highest performing students in order to encourage them to achieve further academic success, whilst also incentivising educational achievement amongst other students.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the literacy rate in North Srilankan schools


    Activities

    » Funding and organising special teaching facilities for students that will benefit momst from these academic interventions.
    » Financing the purchase of educational materials for students that are achieving academic success but lack resources for furthering their education.

    What success will look like

    There will be regular exams every 3 months that monitor the performance of students across time, which will indicate whether students have improved after our intervention


    Aim 2

    Improve the participation rate for students in North Srilanka


    Activities

    » Providing educational materials for students that are achieving academic success but lack resources for furthering their education.

    What success will look like

    We will frequently monitor the attandence of students and check to see if attendance has improved after our intervention


  • Impact

    Impact

    We hope that this intervention being done at an early stage of students' academic progress will lead to large improvements in access to further education. Ultimately, we hope that the number of highly qualified young adults will increase in the long run.

    One of the ways we will demonstrate this is to keep in contact with the students receiveing the financial support and monitor their long term academic achievements. In particular, we will look to see how many students enter university.

    Risk

    A primary risk of the project is that students who receive financial support are unable to efficiently use the resources to further their academic progress.

    After the intervention, we aim to monitor the students progress and re-allocate funds that are not being used appropriately. Prior to allocating resources, we will also communicate with students and their families to check if the funds will actually improve students progress

    Reporting

    We aim to provide frequent email updates to donors regarding the current status of the project and the progress that has been made in schools.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Tuition centre Rental for whole year
      £2,000 Books Study books
      £10,000 Salary Teachers salary for whole year
      £4,000 Uniforms Clothing for school students
  • Background

    Location

    Schools with the most under-privileged students in the town Jaffna located in Northern Srilanka

    Beneficiaries

    The highest achieving students in the most under-pirvileged schools of Jaffna. We hope to target the 3 highest achieving students in each of the 10 year groups of 10 different schools

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity's primary focus is on improving educational achievement in North Srilanka. We have many years of experience in fundraising and implementing projects that have successfully improved the academic ability of Jaffna students

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Sivaloganathan Jehan / Trustee

    Project coordinator - organising the operational activities of the project

    Thayalini / Volunteer

    Project supervisor - ensuring all the tasks are accomplished on time and accurately