A Level Playing Field: Building a School in Rural India
October 30, 2006 Monday 3PM CT
This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guests update the story of a woman who operates an ad hoc court in her village in India, dispensing justice, resolving disputes and advocating for women's rights.
You can help the children we mentioned in the program by sending a donation to:
Street Survivors India
Jagriti Public School Education Fund ABN AMRO Savings Account 436767 Hanslaya
15 Barakhamba Rd
New Delhi 11008
For US$150 you can fund a totally subsidized child for a year in the school. One third of the children of Jagriti are on this full subsidy list -- the money pays for the school fees, uniforms, school books and school bus fare. Last year there were about 80 kids on a waiting list until a subsidy can be found for them.
- Dheera Sujan, Vox Humana docmentarian, creator of "Durga's Court: Social Justice at Work in India"
- Shabnam Ramaswamy, founder of Street Survivors India
- Amy 10/31/06: "Last night I came home to my husband standing in the kitchen mesmerized, listening to the Here on Earth repeat. He had tears in his eyes and was too choked up to even tell me what they guest was saying. The guest was Dheera Sujan, and he was finally able to tell me she was changing the world. I was so touched with how the show moved him!"