Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Gifting Partner: Rays Children’s Home www.ngoraysjaipur.org

Reach: 48 Children

Goal Amount: $21,558.91

Contribution: After the success of our School Scholars Project & discussions with the Rays Directors, we have decided to carry this project forward annually. Relieving the financial strain of the children’s tuition offers an opportunity for the Rays Team to focus on the bigger picture, and dream – building their own home. It is a great chance for the Tribe, and all our contributors, to bring a sustainable solution to the educational needs of these children. HIV Positive Children face many hardships in their lives, the right to education should not be one of them.

4 instalments which coincide with the school semesters;

May 15th 2017: $3596.00 = COMPLETE
July 15th 2017: $3596.00 = COMPLETE
October 15th 2017: $6835.10 = COMPLETE
January 15th 2018: $7531.81 = $5000 COMPLETE

A little something extra: This decision coincides with the Indian Supreme Court case in which the NAZ Foundation is seeking a declaration of HIV/AIDS affected children as a disadvantaged group under Right of Education Act to ensure education without discrimination. The NGO States; “Students are being denied admission, suspended and even expelled from schools if they or their parents or guardians are HIV-positive. They are publicly ridiculed by school authorities and humiliated to the extent that they are segregated from other children in schools and have been made to clean toilets and classrooms. Moreover, the confidentiality of the HIV-positive status of the children has been routinely breached, a violation of their right to privacy and the rampant acts of stigmatization that have followed have undermined their human dignity.”