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visit: www.sla-india.org

Let's

work

together

to make a

difference

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We are Scottish Love in Action (SLA), a Scottish Charity

that supports nearly 600 destitute children in India. We

provide funding to a grass roots non-government organisation

(NGO) partner who runs two Home-cum-Schools in Tuni and

Hyderabad. The children we support are aged from newborn

to 18. Usually they come to us after a traumatic experience,

such as the death of both parents. Some have been rescued

from beggar masters, house slavery, bonded labour or child

prostitution. We provide them with a secure home giving

them shelter, food, clothes, medicine and education which

brings them security, dignity and love. Once the children

turn 18 we try to ensure that as many of them as possible

will continue in further education and achieve a degree or

vocational qualification which gives them independence in

adult life and enables them to escape the poverty trap.

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Over 72 million children in

the age group 5 to 14 years

in India are deprived of

basic education and have

no opportunity of

going to school.

(UNESCO)

who are we and why support us?

We bring opportunities and hope to children

who are destitute and rejected. But for us to

be able to do this requires your help. We are

all capable of doing a little to change a lot.

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Educating the children is the most important thing we can

do to transform their chances in adulthood. Can you help

us? It may be something a class, a year group or an entire

school might like to do. You can be sure that the money

you raise will go towards the cost of teachers salaries,

books, paper, pens, other teaching resources and general

school maintenance. This is what your money could buy:

what you can do to help...

£6

provides education for

one child for one month

£72

provides education

for one child for one year

£360

provides education

for five children for one year

£720

provides education

for ten children for one year

£2,160

provides education

for an entire class of 30

children for one year

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Exercise: sponsored aerobics, walking, running, hopping and so many other ideas

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Newsletterrun by pupils and sold for a small amount

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Tuck shops run on a regular basis - they can be healthy too!

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Every childmakes a contribution on non-uniform days

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Rice Relay– see overleaf for SLA’s Sponsored Rice Relay Challenge

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Parentshelping with home baking, toy and clothes stall at fetes

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Regular givingthroughout the year e.g. a Friday collection

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Involving childrenso they know what the term ‘Responsible Citzen’ means in a world context

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Support a childthrough our CLASSMATES sponsorship scheme

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Enterprise activities– making goods to be sold at a fair

A Curriculum for Excellence and Us

The purpose of A Curriculum for Excellence is encapsulated

in the four capacities, one of which is enabling each child

to be a responsible citizen. Understanding different beliefs

and cultures is an important part of achieving this.

The important theme of international education is now

built into the experiences and outcomes across the new

A Curriculum for Excellence.

Learning about, understanding and working with children

who live in different countries is, therefore, a vital part

of each child's education.

what you can do to help us...

FUN - D- RAISING IDEAS

There are many ways to become involved in helping

us to help the children in Tuni and Hyderabad.

Fundraising is Fun but also enterprising. Encouraging

an enterprising attitude is one of the themes that

permeates A Curriculum for Excellence.

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It is essential for young people in our society to become aware of just how different and fragile the lives of destitute children are in other parts of the world. It is also important for them to know that their actions can make a difference. It doesn't take a lot of effort - do a little and change a lot! If you think you might like to help us, here are some of the ways in which we can support your efforts:

WE CAN >>

Offer you an assembly for all or some of your pupils Give ideas and guidance for fundraising

Talk to your charity committee

Provide lesson plans (Downloadable from SLA website)

If your school would like

to do a unique fundraising

event why not take part

in SLA’s sponsored rice

relay challenge!

Keep filling a large container with rice in an allotted time and see how many children in India can be fed. We’ll provide the rice (plastic), marked containers, jugs and sponsor sheets. This event can be for the whole school or a class challenge.

WHAT WE CAN DO

TO HELP YOU...

See our website for full details of how to run this event.

www.sla-india.org/fundraise/ricechallenge

NEW

EVENT!

LET US

HELP!

TAKE THE

RICE RELAY

CHALLENGE!

"We had a day full of fun, laughter and action!

At the same time not only did we raise an

incredible amount of money but the boys and

girls at our school have learnt so much more

about the lives of children in India."

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SCOTTISH LOVE IN ACTION CARING FOR CHILDREN IN INDIA

Scottish Love in Action : 0131 629 9112 St Ninian’s Centre, 140 The Pleasance, : enquiries@sla-india.org Edinburgh, EH8 9RR : www.sla-india.org Patron – Tom Fleming, distinguished actor and broadcaster A Registered Scottish Charity : Charity Number SC030516 Company Number SC280397

59.7%

of boys and

60.6%

of girls drop-out

of school before the end of 10th class (equivalent

of 4th year in Scotland) in the East Godavari district

in which Tuni Home-cum-school is. This is tragic.

If children do not pass their 10th year exam they

are deemed illiterate by the Indian Government

and are never able to obtain a bank loan.

(Source: Statistical Abstract of Andhra Pradesh 2007, p86, issued by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad).

more about SLA

We started in 1999 with the visit of a group of young people from Edinburgh, between the ages of 16 and 21, who had raised £28,000 to build a home for 120 destitute children. The plight of these children inspired some of us to set up a Charity in 2000 to provide ongoing support for the children. Now we support around 600 children.

our vision

Our joint vision with our NGO partner is to provide each child with the life skills and education necessary to develop their potential, to lead independent lives and to realise their dreams thus escaping the poverty trap for themselves and future generations.

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