Length of project: 12 months
Partner: Asha Kiran Society
As young children we experienced years of poor teaching. We had ambitions but felt excluded as lessons were in languages we didn’t understand. We struggled to reach our potential.
Now education is coming to our local villages in a new way. Children can learn in their own local language through play and games. We’re ready to inspire the next generation to succeed in school and break free from poverty.
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We are six young people who come from small villages in remote hills of Malkangiri. Close knit communities, where everyone knows everyone, but far from towns and schools.
We were five when we left home to go to school.
We had to grow up quickly living in hostels. We found lessons hard as we didn’t understand the language teachers spoke. We learnt by rote, repeating and memorising, not understanding. We had ambitions to be teachers, policemen, nurses, but it was hard. We returned to our villages to farm our families’ land.
We were excited to hear about Project Possible setting up schools in our local community. Children are taught through play, games, songs, all in local languages. So different from our experience of school.
Now we have the chance to be teachers to children in our own villages. We have been given induction training and have been working as trainees. We want to help children from our villages to learn in their own language, succeed in school and break free from poverty.
“I have always dreamt of becoming a teacher. I am so excited by this chance. I would love to be a head teacher in my own village.” Surendra's hope
Project Possible will work with Indian partner, Asha Kiran Society, to help Surendra, Haribala and four other teachers in their first year as teachers.
We’ll be working closely with our partners to:
The Fair-Trading Farmers of Soroti
Local women, who’ve known poverty and hunger, are setting up enterprises to trade good quality local produce at competitive prices.
The Stylish Shopkeepers of Kinshasa
Previously exploited and abused, five strong minded women from Kinshasa are ready to open new shops and re-define their future.