to make a
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.
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.
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.
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...
provides education for
one child for one month
for one child for one year
for five children for one year
for ten children for one year
for an entire class of 30
children for one year
EExercise: sponsored aerobics, walking, running, hopping and so many other ideas
NNewsletterrun by pupils and sold for a small amount
TTuck shops run on a regular basis - they can be healthy too!
EEvery childmakes a contribution on non-uniform days
RRice Relay– see overleaf for SLA’s Sponsored Rice Relay Challenge
PParentshelping with home baking, toy and clothes stall at fetes
RRegular givingthroughout the year e.g. a Friday collection
IInvolving childrenso they know what the term ‘Responsible Citzen’ means in a world context
SSupport a childthrough our CLASSMATES sponsorship scheme
EEnterprise 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.
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
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.
"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."
SCOTTISH LOVE IN ACTION CARING FOR CHILDREN IN INDIA
Scottish Love in Action : 0131 629 9112 St Ninian’s Centre, 140 The Pleasance, : email@example.com Edinburgh, EH8 9RR : www.sla-india.org Patron – Tom Fleming, distinguished actor and broadcaster A Registered Scottish Charity : Charity Number SC030516 Company Number SC280397
of boys and
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 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.