Project Mala

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Project Mala, United Kingdom Uk

Project Mala was founded in 1989 as an action programme for the abolition of child labour in the hand knotted carpet industry in India. We provide education for children in the carpet weaving belt. Our programme includes education up to secondary school level, hot midday meal for all children and healthcare facilities. 80% of the funding comes from individual child sponsors.

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  • Project Mala News Project Mala News was felt deep into India.  Although our schools  are over… Read More
  • Three girls from the boarding hostel explore the new laptop donated by a young girl in Oxford. Alice decided she didn't… Read More
  • The old boy's hostel has been demolished, bricks saved for re-use in the new hostel and foundations are being dug - dee… Read More
  • For what we are about to receive...... Sunday lunch with the boarders at Project Mala school Guria. Yippee! It's desser… Read More
  • Indian Skipping! A craze for French skipping is sweeping the primary school. I'm not sure whether this is a result of K… Read More
  • Classes evacuated after tremors felt in Schools this morning at around 11:40 AM. Read More
  • Project Mala: The Butterfly Fields ‘hands-on-learning’ model Fantastic work with new ideas. http://blog.projectmal… Read More
  • New desks waiting to be transported to the schools. By having school furniture built for us on site to our own specific… Read More
  • Project Mala - Sponsor a child and donate for poor children in India children, Holi, fireworks... and beautiful sunsets… Read More
  • children, Holi, fireworks... and beautiful sunsets... Read More
  • Pre School girls:...the girls in the villages have a very different childhood to those at home...from an early age the… Read More
  • Project Mala - Sponsor a child and donate for poor children in India The children always enjoy visitors! Lovely day at H… Read More
  • The teacher training was greatly enhanced this year by the presence of Shainaz, a delightful lady I met on a Jolly Phon… Read More
  • Lovely day at Hasra, blue skies and sunshine...excellent lunch, fabulous achcha...and of course super teachers and beau… Read More
  • Project Mala Prahlad, who is just coming to the end of his first year at Amoi school,read a book for the first time toda… Read More
  • Vikesh read a book for the first time today... He is just coming to the end of his first year at Guria school...very p… Read More
  • Just a small part of my drive to work today...such a beautiful country Read More
  • Phonics training day 1...Manju and Sinita , two of our pre school teachers have decided they would quite like their own… Read More
  • Hostel boys take a break from their studies on Sunday morning to watch the India v Pakistan cricket match. (And no - th… Read More
  • Pawan, the games teacher, supervises junior boys at cricket while the girls practise their hockey skills. How different… Read More
  • At almost every school, we have a productive vegetable garden producing fresh vegetables in season to supplement the ch… Read More
  • Whitby to York Endurance Walk in aid of Project Mala Thanks to these guys for their efforts to raise money for our amazi… Read More
  • Whitby to York Endurance Walk in aid of Project Mala Three men are going to walk 114Kms for project Mala at the end of M… Read More
  • Anne Bate is in India and has sent these photographs. Rather overawed by the occasion, little siblings gather to watch… Read More

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Sponsors Comments

Thank you for reminding me about the personal sponsor space on the website where I can find the latest updates on the children. I am very happy to sponsor children at Project Mala, you do such wonderful work! I notice that the two current children I am sponsoring are boys. I am happy to continue to support them until they pass through the school. However, may I request that the next children and subsequent children that I sponsor are girls please? It is a personal preference of mine to sponsor female children as I am a female and am half Indian. I hope this doesn't cause an issue in the administration in the future. Thank you

Maxine, England

We've had a good look around the website and are much impressed with the improvements.

Mrs. Valetta Griffith, England

Excellent!! I really enjoyed meeting the children and answering their questions!

Edwa Crosby, England

...Thank you for taking time out from your busy Christmas schedule to send me the email. I like receiving your emails that give me more information about the children that I sponsor. I doubt if any other charity in India would have this personal touch - they are more likely to send a letter from a template, if at all...I do look log in, soon after sponsoring each child, and then occasionally there after. This facility for donors is one of the many reasons that makes your charity outstanding...

Mr. Mohan Verma, England

...It is pleasure to support your charity. It seems to be, by far, the most well organised and run charity of its kind in India. I can imagine how difficult it is to setup and run a charity well in India, especially while based in England. Your success in doing this indicates to me your exceptional organisational and managerial abilities. I hope that your model will eventually be replicated all over India. ...I went to a primary school that was run by Catholic nuns and to a secondary school run by Jesuit priests. They were the best schools in Bombay at the time, and probably still are, and they too maintained strict discipline. However, unlike the Project Mala Schools, they did not provide meals, health care, etc. which are so eential for the poor children who attend your schools. I really admire what you have accomplished in India...

Mr. Mohan Verma, England

Visitors Comments

Professionally managed, with a lot of dedication and personal commitment, Project Mala deserve respect from everybody. STEP is happy to be part of it and proud that we can contribute.

Mr Ueli Ramseier, STEP Foundation, France.

Thank you for the chance to visit the schools. We were very impressed with the behaviour of the children and dedication of the staff. We are very glad to be able to donate to such a worthwhile organisation that has helped and continues to help so many people. Keep up the good work!!

Ms. Isla Kennedy, Ms. Rosie Boggis, London.

As always, it was a pleasure to visit Project Mala. The adult literacy programme was wonderful. It was very impressive to see the spirit of the ladies who attend it. Keep up the good work!

Geetanjali Krishna

The visit to the school has been a wonderful experience. All the best for the future and the continued good work.

Elaine Ray Albuecouergly, USA

Congratulations for the excellent work done, keep it up.

Mr. Vijay Ananthakrishnan, India