Creation of a student home DHARMA CITA 2
Following the example of the Dharma Cita 1 Centre, created in Singaraja in 2013, which provides food and lodging as well as daily support for some thirty students until they graduate, Anak plans to create a second centre in 2017/2018. This project, known as Dharma Cita 2, and catering solely to young women, will respond to the growing number of female students supported by Anak. This number increases every year and, as a consequence, the welcoming capacity of Dharma Cita 1 is not enough.
Female students who currently live too far away from the universities will be lodged and fed there and, in this way, will be able to study calmly during the week. An Anak coordinator permanently stationed at this centre will take care of the successful operation of the centre and will supervise the students.
Global cost of the project : 140 000 euros
Financial needs still remaining : 60 000 euros
SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN TO STUDENTS
In 2017, Anak is continuing its scholarship program for brilliant students, based on their scholastic results and their family situation: the top student of the class will receive a scholarship, unless his family is well-enough off, in which case this scholarship is transferred to the 2nd student in the class, and so on. This scholarship pays for the child’s school fees.
The interesting thing about this program is that it allows Anak to reduce its structural and management costs. It can then help a significant number of students at the lowest cost. This reward for merit is seen locally as perfectly fair and normal, and avoids any potential jealousy in Anak’s selection of children.
Each local coordinator visits his village and spends two weeks a year on this project alone.
In 2017, these scholarships will provide the funds to educate 25 elementary-school, 11 middle-school and seven high-school students.