The Sona Pushkar project focuses on underprivileged families in the Indian city, namely Pushkar. Hundreds of families live in homemade tents and need to survive without income and education. When Jaira was traveling through India and noticed the abominable conditions these people live in, she wanted to help them. She decided to set up her own foundations, which was the start of the Sona Pushkar Project. The first big operation was the construction of the Blue House: a residence were five families were able to live in. In addition to that, Jaira sent food parcels to Pushkar.
The next step of the Sona Pushkar project was to provide education to the children. This enables us to break the vicious circle of poverty, unemployment and exclusion. Students for Children is happy to contribute to this initiative. The students of the Cartesius 2 college have been a great help. They organized a charity run to raise money for the Sona Pushkar project. At the moment, we sponsor 20 children in Pushkar to go to school. They belong to different age groups, ranging from 3 till 16 years old and follow education that suits their situation and educational level. The oldest group of students is getting prepared to participate in the labour market.