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Children who have been playing barefoot in the dust and dirt of life in the back streets of Bangalore, enter into a new world when they are enrolled in a bright and cheerful Building Blocks Learning Centre. From their first day, they are immersed in a total learning environment, with many educational toys and teaching aids.

They learn the basics of organised community life, discipline and hygiene when they sit down to their nutritious daily school meal.

They have excellent, highly qualified and dedicated staff who are focused on helping them break out of their impoverished background, and develop into valued members of society as citizens of modern India.

For less than £1 per day, you, or your school, church, club or business group can transform the life and future prospects of a 6-year old child by sponsoring their ongoing education. You can follow their progress and achievements in our monthly newsletters, and look forward to their school reports in your email.

Let us help you to set up your own fund-raising project to finance a sponsorship, or to support our General Scholarship Fund.

Escape from Poverty   is a British charity raising funds for Family Development Services, an educational charity in South India, which operates “Building Blocks” free pre-school Learning Centres for impoverished children resident in seven slum districts located around the city of Bangalore

Children are admitted to Building Blocks at the age of three, and by the age of six, they have had a good introduction to an all-round education. They are basically numerate and are literate in both Kanada (the local vernacular) and English. With these skills, they can then gain access to the private, English-language-medium school system.

Escape from Poverty raises sponsorships and scholarships and runs an after-school mentoring and coaching programme to ensure that children from Building Blocks do not fall behind the progress of children from more advantaged backgrounds.

Escape from Poverty currently works on two initiatives in the UK:
  • Raising 10-year individual sponsorships
  • Establishing a general Scholarship Fund
Help us break the cycle of poverty!

Charity No: 1000179

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