The proposal seeks to source funding for Fundanami Literacy project for children experiencing learning challenges such as reading and counting. The funding proposal is linked to the three year cycle business plan of the organisation. The need for the project was initiated as a result of the increased referral from schools in the community with regard to children with social and learning problems. The cases referred for social servive intervention are from children experiencing maltreatment such as neglect, physical, emotional abuse and health problems related to poor nutrition and learning problems. Lack of support from the families have also been identified as having an impact on the child’s academic performance because of high rate of learning challenges were reported at schools. Basic reading and writing skills were identified as challenges preventing the children from coping at secondary level of education and subsequently dropping out of school. The Rata Social Services formed a partnership with the school to initiate a programme whereby the child development is enhanced through addressing the social and educational needs.