My name is RIVYA AGARWAL and I am a Grade 11 student at Pathways World School, Aravali near Gurgaon.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think it is important to impact the life of a child who is not as fortunate as I am. These children come from the Urban slum of Kishangarh in New Delhi. The parents cannot afford to educate their children and would rather have them earn money. Most of them come from financially very poor homes. This means working on the street or some form of child labour. The school run by Samarpan is a blessing in disguise as this is the first step for the children to get educated in a safe environment.
The fact that the school provides two meals, a creche, education, uniforms, etc for free makes it impossible for parents NOT to send their children here. This allows these not-so-fortunate kids to experience school life. They are often the first ones to be educated in their entire family.
The cost of educating them is just INR 2500 per month and includes food, uniform, education (cost of teachers and school infra), books/stationery, etc. Educating a child here holds the promise of them getting a job once they grow up. This will help them get their family out of the vicious cycle of poverty. Please fund my campaign as a simple act of kindness on your part can have a profound impact on a child’s life.
As an individual, I am trying to raise INR 22500 or more to impact a child for 9 months or more. Let us make a difference. If we collect more funds we can transform the life of a child for longer. So if we collect 60000 INR we fund the education, meals, etc of 2 such kids for an entire year. That would be wonderful !!