My name is Laya and I am a Grade 10 student at ISH.
School. To us, it seems like a chore. Our parents say, "It's good for your future," and so we go. As is the norm, we think school is boring, the teachers just drone on and on and most of what we learn is useless considering what you want to do. What's the point? But not everyone thinks this wat. To some, school is a refuge. For those children attending government schools, attending school is the only way to get food during the week. Their parents send them to school for that one purpose. Not for education, not for a better future. Just for one, free, warm meal.
I'm sure many people can't imagine that people would only send their children to school for food. But for these children, going to school is the best part of their week. They get a full midday meal and its warm and delicious. These children are so ecstatic about this meal that they wish school went for 7 days. Imagine wishing for that! Not many kids say that these days. But these children do and, amazingly, just the promise of a meal can drive children all over the country to attend school. Just for that promise, they're learning to love school and thus getting an education that can help them improve their financial situation later in the future. The impact this meal has on these children and their futures is incredible.
Through this campaign, I will donate the money I raise here to the NGO Akshaya Patra, which gives these children meals at school. I want to help them gain that love for learning and so positively impact their lives. Help me with my goal and fund my campaign.