The project proposes to develop the Dhaki area, in the marshy zone to the south of Calcutta, India, for children and the community as a whole, by means of integrated educational, health and microcredit activities.
The Fondazione Zanetti Onlus has contributed to “Il Fiore della Solidarietà” (The Flower of Solidarity) project organised by Antoniano Onlus, which funds international cooperation projects for children.
These include the “Namasté India” project, which proposes to develop the Dhaki area, for children and the community as a whole, by means of integrated educational, health and microcredit activities.
The project includes plans to build and start up a primary and secondary school in the village of Dhaki, in the marshy area on the river Hoogly delta, in the rural outskirts to the south of Calcutta, India.
It also proposes to provide medical care, basic healthcare and food for children at the school, their families and the community.
The children's mothers will be involved in a microcredit project, which will see them and their families participate in a process of social and economic liberation.
- 500 children and teenagers aged 5 to 17 with insufficient access to schooling and healthcare;
- 500 families in living in precarious financial and sanitary conditions;
- 450 women aged 20 to 65, involved in the microcredit access programme.