SCOOP Australia supports The Jeevan School (Jeevan means Life in Hindi) who provide a home, education, food, shelter and love to children who live in extreme poverty in Varanasi.
We also want to reach more children and more families, and are creating something truly unique and remarkable – The Jeevan Village.
Varanasi has a population of over one million people, and more than a quarter live in 200+ slums with a literacy rate of only 2%. These are the children and families we hope to reach.
60% of slum children are out of school and 99% of slum children suffer from malnutrition.