The children who are currently in need of sponsorship are detailed below. The current cost of sponsoring a child is £20 per month or £240 per year. Further details about how sponsorship works are at the bottom of the page. Thank you so much for your support.
The yellow 'Sponsor monthly' or 'Sponsor yearly' buttons beside each child link to PAYPAL where you can opt to pay using paypal or with a credit/debit card. If you would prefer to set up a Standing Order via online banking, our bank details can be found on the Standing Order Mandate form above.
Sumangala is doing well in her studies and has a lot of friends.
Both her parents are coolie workers, they have no financial security as their work is seasonal and there is often a poor harvest.
Sumangala needs a sponsor parent to support her parents who are finding it very difficult to put food on the table for the family.
Her birthday is 28th August 2010.
Chinna is the eldest child in the family, with two younger siblings, both at the school.
Sadly, Chinna’s father sadly died when Chinna was just eight years old. Chinna’s mother is a vendor, selling vegetables by the side of the road. Her whole days’ earnings are very little which makes it very difficult to bring up the three children on her own. She dreams of giving her children the best education and works tirelessly to try to achieve this.
Chinna is very happy at school and wants to be a business man when he gets older. He wants to reach his goal and look after his mother.
Chinna would be so grateful for a sponsor parent to help him to continue at school and achieve his dream.
Chinna’s birthday is 20th January 2009.
Moulamma wants to become a teacher, she works really hard in all her lessons and is a very conscientious student.
Moulamma’s situation is very sad as her father is an alcoholic and his earnings in the fields goes on alcohol. This puts enormous pressure on Moulamma’s mother to work longer hours. Moulamma recently stopped attending school for a month to help her mother pluck cotton in the fields.
She has a younger brother, Shamid.
Sponsorship will give Moulamma’s mother the assurance that Moulamma’s school fees will be greatly subsidised and this will reduce the pressure on her to work as hard as she is.
Any financial assistance that Moulamma can be given will be wonderful as it will give her the chance to achieve her dream and be able to support her mother in the future.
Moulamma’s birthday is 1st June 2009.
Sankalpa is a promising child, and an all-rounder at school. His favourite subjects are Maths and Science.
Sankalpa’s father is a subsistence farmer, he owns a small piece of land from which he has a small income. He and his wife are also coolie workers and they work on a wealthy neighbour’s land to help support the family.
Sankalpa would benefit from somebody to give him the financial support he needs to continue his education in the longer term.
His birthday is 11th January 2012.
Rashmi belongs to a nomad family; they don’t have the house of their own. They prepare ropes out of reeds and sell these ropes to bring in a very simple income for the family, earning less than 200 Rupees per day. She has an elder sister and brother.
Rashmi joined Loyola Kapepaladi School last year and is striving hard to perform well in her studies. She very active in all the programs of the school, she is a most promising child. She will be grateful for the kindness shown to her to accomplish her dreams.
Her birthday is 15th May 2009.
Harisha is an intelligent and hard working boy and his ambition is to become a policeman.
His father Dyavanna was the breadwinner of the family but a few years ago he broke his leg in an accident. He wasn’t able to afford proper treatment at the time and this has impaired his ability to work.
Harisha’s Mother has taken up the whole responsibility of the family but her daily earning is just Rs 150 per day.
Harisha is studying in Loyola Kapepaladi School and is staying in the hostel. He is studying well and he will be grateful for the help provided for his education.
His birthday is 20th June 2009.
Sanna Mary is currently at Loyola School in Manvi. Life is tough for her, she is an average student and needs a lot of care to encourage her in her studies. Despite this Sanna Mary’s aim is to become a police officer. One of her favourite subjects is Science.
Sanna Mary is the eldest child in the family. Her parents have to work hard each day just to provide a meal for their four children.
In spite of her hardships, Sanna Mary is really wanting to continue at Loyola School and needs someone to help her financially and to believe in her abilities.
Her birthday is 31st October 2012.
Manoj Kumar is the oldest child in his family.
He is a very bright student and his favourite subject is computing. His hobbies are drawing, reading and acting.
He wants to be a soldier in order to protect his country.
His birthday is 9th March 2006.
Chaitra is very good academically and very friendly, an extrovert and she actively participates in all the activities of school. She a very promising student.
Her parents are both coolie workers and earn very little, often there is not enough work and it is hard to even put food on the table.
Chaitra has an elder brother Samuel and elder sister Meghana who are both studying at Loyola School in Manvi, and a younger brother Sankalpa who is studying here Kapepaladi school.
Her date of birth is 8th March 2010.
Manjunath is very interested in all his studies and is doing well. His aim is to be an athlete, he loves all sports and singing.
Manjunath is the second eldest child in the family, his two brothers are also at Loyola Kepapaladi School. His parents both work hard to make ends meet. His father is a gentle man, he loves his children and has a great desire to educate them, but sadly his income is not enough to support them. They live below the poverty line and only manage to eat if they work every day. Life is extremely hard.
In order for Manjunath to help achieve his dream he is looking for someone to support his education and help him to keep at school into the longer term.
Hi birthday is 2nd September 2013.
Harshitha is a bright girl and enjoys all her classes at school.
She has two older brothers, a sister and a younger brother.
Her parents are illiterate and they are migrants.
Harshitha is extremely interested in studies. Her uncle recognized this and enrolled her in the school.
Harshitha will be grateful for any help that can be given to her for her education.
Her birthday is 4th November 2013.
Prajwal is a very loving and gentle boy. He is the eldest son and has a sister and two brothers.
Mr Jacob, his father, is the bread winner of the family; he leaves his wife and children behind in the village and goes to the neighbouring city for the coolie since he is paid a little more in the city.
It is hard to manage his family with the small amount of money.
Prajwal has great desire to study well and become a soldier in the future. He is performing well in his studies.
This promising child needs to be supported financially to fulfil his dream and will be grateful for the kindness shown to move forward to reach his goal.
He enjoys cricket, football and kabbadi.
His birthday is 1st June 2010.
Sahana is the second eldest child in the family. She has an elder sister, Prarthana, and two younger brothers.
Sahana is a clever girl who actively participates in all the activities of the school. She is doing very well in her studies and enjoys playing outdoor games and painting. Mr Yellappa, her father, is a very hard working man who works as a mason. As his daily wage is very low, it is hard for him to take care of his four children and take care of his family needs. Her mother also assists him in the work. Her father and mother are sincerely making all efforts to bring up the family and educate their children. They have to work hard as they have no sources of income.
Sahana has great desire to reach her goal in life which is to be a teacher. Sahana and her family will be grateful for the support they receive in fulfilling her dreams.
Her birthday is 30th May 2014.
Eramma J is currently in 8th Std and should be transitioning to Loyola School in Manvi in June 2023, to complete her High School and then College education.
Eramma J’s mother and father are very poor and are not totally in support of Eramma continuing her education into the longer term. A sponsor parent would help to boost Eramma’s chances of completing her education, as it would show her parents that she is worthy of support. Eramma’s parents do not understand the importance of education and how much it would help the family if Eramma is supported to get a good job once she has finished her Degree.
Eramma’s ambition is to be a teacher as she loves her teachers so much! She is a talented girl and enjoys all her lessons.
Her birthday is 1st June 2007.
Subanbee is a very perceptive and kind student, and she has a very cheerful nature.
Subanbee’s parents are both coolie workers. Their work is seasonal and their income is very meagre. For this reason they need somebody to help support their daughter’s school fees so that she can complete her education into the longer term.
Her birthday is 11th April 2010.
How does sponsorship work?
Our sponsorships are for children at Loyola Kapepaladi school. It costs £240 per year - just £20 per month or 66p per day - to sponsor a child aged 3 - 14, so from Classes BKG (Baby Kindergarten) through to 8th Standard, when they move on to Loyola Xavier School and the sponsorship continues for 9th and 10th Std. After 10th Std, the student is encouraged to proceed to Loyola College for their PUC (or Sixth Form) and, hopefully their 3-year Degree.
Every penny of your sponsorship will go directly towards sponsoring your child. Nothing whatsoever is deducted for administration or bank charges. Supporting Dalit Children is run completely voluntarily; no salaries are paid and the trustees and their families fund all office and travel expenses.
It is entirely up to you how long you choose to sponsor a child for, but it would be extremely helpful if you could commit to a minimum five year period, or for the length of a child's education.
Each child has a School Profile with their photograph, date of birth (if known - many Dalit children have never celebrated a birthday), their family background and their aspirations. A copy of the child's School Profile will be sent to each sponsor parent. The child will either draw a card, or write to their sponsor parent twice a year, at Easter and Christmas. Supporting Dalit Children will distribute all the letters. Regular updates about the school the child attends will also be sent to each sponsor parent.
Why sponsor a Dalit child?
Sponsoring a Dalit child will give him or her a life-changing opportunity - a future with real prospects away from poverty and oppression.
Each child at Loyola Kapepaladi school is enrolled because their family circumstances are in great need. Financial sponsorship for these children is necessary as their families cannot afford to pay for their education. Each family is asked to contribute a small amount towards the school fees, and concessions are given for the families in the greatest needs - single parent families for example. In reality the parents' fee payments to the school are woefully small and so each sponsorship helps to subsidize the cost of educating a child. Parents are also asked to contribute to the school fees as this creates a partnership with the school (rather than a feeling of charity), and places more importance within the family on their child's education. In recognition of the sponsorship a child is given, parents will help the school 'in kind' wherever they can, by digging foundations for building projects for example, and they do this work willingly. This way, even though contributing towards the school fees is a financial sacrifice for the family, parents retain their self-respect as they are doing literally all they can do for their child.
Sponsorship pays for the lion share of each child's education and living expenses, and includes the cost of uniform, shoes, teachers' salaries, school books, exam fees, excursions, food, and hostel fees if these are necessary.
If you would like more information about sponsoring a child please contact us. Dinah has the information about each child and is very happy to explain anything you are unsure about. Please call her on 07909 705125 - the number is also at the top of the page.
Gift Aid – are you a tax-payer?
If you pay tax we can reclaim Gift Aid on your donations. We would be most grateful if you could complete and return the Gift Aid form to us.
Can I donate more generally to child sponsorship without having an attachment to one particular child?
Yes. Any donation, however small is welcomed and will help another Dalit child to be educated. Please go to our Donations page to make a donation by credit card or PAYPAL. You can also send a cheque made payable to "Supporting Dalit Children" to: Fillets Farm, Hunsdon, Herts, SG12 8QA. Thank you.