It’s REPORT CARD time.
It’s almost the end of financial year and time to look at what has happened in the Birds Nest project over the last 12 months.
Foxglove Project has loved the opportunity to invest into the women and families of Chennai in southern India. Families of mothers or parents living on the pavement for more than 35 years. It is difficult to imagine.
And the plan is to advocate for identity papers, gain access for children to government healthcare and education, provide vocational and entrepreneur training, and offer support to gain slum accommodation and a permanent address. Then, the women can join a Self Help Group and start a micro business. Life changes for everyone.
It’s early days in the Foxglove plan but in the last year we have made small steps forward. We have directly and indirectly supported 160 women and family members taking their first steps towards independence and self-determination whilst living on the pavement.
- 30 women completed hospitality training
- 3 high school scholarships holders ranked in top 5% in Tamil Nadu
- 8 youths completed plumbing & electrical qualification after dropping out of high school
- 14 students enrolled into local Government schools
- 7 students gained college entrance after completing high school.
Read the BIRDS NEST IMPACT REPORT 2017 to learn more about what has happened in this project.
Hope is rising. Let’s see where it can lead.