Support Our Children at Creative School
Sangati supports the Support our Children program at Creative School in Bengaluru, India. Creative school have 85 children in the school with parental income between Rs.30,000 and Rs.100,000 per annum ($400 to $1200 per year). The parents are cooks, drivers and errand workers, while many others work in communities near Creative as security guards, household help, and facility helpers. Most survive on daily minimum wages.
The children of these lower economic groups are provided full boarding, education, food and nutrition, and holistic health assistance through Creative. All children are supported by their class teachers and assistant teachers who bring in the Sacred Classroom principles and the Four Step Learning process. The class teachers and at least 6 resource specialists help them with their remedial needs, skills, vocational needs and socio-emotional learning needs. Their field trip needs, day time food needs, after school homework help, emotional and physical health needs, and summer camps and summer study programs are all offered at no cost to the families.
All children supported under the “Support a Child’ program receive counselling support, healing sessions, medical attention, homework and remedial coaching over holidays, and afterschool engagement for assistive technology help for language learning, music and dance.
The tuition expenses cover the operating costs of teacher and staff salaries, boarding costs, facility running costs, amenities, and short field trips. The material fees are inclusive of books, notebooks, art supplies, stationery needs and learning aids. The sport fees cover fees towards sports equipment, annual sports day, spots counselling, arena charges, and special coaching fees. The food fees include wholesome organic food for lunch and breakfast and includes a fruit snack everyday.
The cost of supporting all these costs for a child are $3000/- per year all inclusive. Sangati plans to support 60 students each year. The remaining children have been helped through local fundraiser’s, community support and donors in India.