Financing school transportation costs
Cause information at a glance
In this project, school transportation costs for four students living in Korand village on the outskirts of Maraveh-Tappeh city was provided.
These children are cared for only by their mothers, who do not have stable income and are provided for by working on neighbors’ farms and houses, whenever there is a job. Both families live on the outskirts of the city, and it is not possible for children to travel to and from school. So far they were commuting by getting rides from kind neighbors and relatives. However, with higher costs of gas the number of trips to the city has decreased drastically. A local philanthropist covered the transportation costs for some time; however, this was not possible anymore. Since students’ parents were not able to afford the transportation costs (150-200 thousand Touman per month) , the kids were at the risk of dropping out of the school.
Considering the unstable financial situation of these families, they could not afford commuting costs for their children, which could interrupt or completely stop their education. This most likely would result in a repeat of the vicious cycle of poverty.
Money was transferred to the school principal's account to be paid to the driver monthly.
To be completed.
3.5 million Touman per month was assigned for this project.