Group 2

Child Sponsorship

Under Tong-Len’s Child Sponsorship scheme, children living in extreme poverty in slum camps in north India are given the opportunity to attend school full-time whilst living in one of the Tong-Len hostels.  All money raised in sponsorship goes towards...

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Tuition Tents

Due to the forced eviction of the Charan slum camp community, the tuition tent schools are not currently operating. Tong-Len’s primary and nursery tuition tent schools operate on week days within the slum camps. These provide free basic education...

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Making Connection

The hostel children have set up their own web site called ‘Making Connection‘. Please visit the site to subscribe and read the children’s blogs, news and upcoming events. The children now have their own TV studio and equipment which...

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Tertiary Education

Some children have completed their school education and have the ability to go to college and university.  When Tong-Len started the school sponsorship/hostel project in 2004, the goal was to provide primary education.  However, the children did so well...

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Health

Disease is rife in the slum camps. Respiratory conditions, malnutrition, vitamin deficiency disorders, and blood-borne diseases are widespread. Polio, leprosy, and tuberculosis are not yet eradicated. During the winter months, temperatures can drop below zero, and in the summer...

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Community

Tong-Len works with slum communities in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, providing health care and organising health awareness events. For many years the Charan communities have had no easy access to water. In August 2009, Tong-Len received permission...