My name is Saira Singh. I am 11 years old and in Grade 6 at the Bombay International School.
Rains are about playing in the rain, enjoying the weather, having hot samosas, etc. But there are many street children who are not as lucky as we are and have to bear the brunt of the harsh Mumbai monsoons. What is a boon to us, is a bane for them. Monsoons are often a time of concern for them - they get wet often, they fall ill and many of them have to venture out due to economic reasons.
Something as simple as a raincoat, will keep them safe, give them the freedom to go out without fear and keep them dry and healthier.
I was very intrigued by "The Raincoat Project" and even more so by the thoughtfully designed, high-quality raincoats that are being made by them. I am sure that those who receive it will treasure it and be proud to wear it. I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can ease the hardship of the street children in Mumbai. Let's come together and do our bit to help these children and young adults.