My name is Pragyaa Nahar. I am 13 yrs old and in Grade 9 at the Sishya school , Adyar, Chennai.
I have undertaken this campaign because I believe a good learning environment is important for every child. Single Teacher Schools are an innovative concept that is helping a lot of students in remote rural areas of TN. There are currently 1057 schools with 31000 plus students and counting.
Parents of these children are daily wage laborers who work in agriculture, factories, shops, etc. These schools dramatically improve the quality of education and have the potential of getting the family out of the vicious cycle of poverty. This is because the parents are often illiterate and the child is the first person in the family to get educated.
However, it's not easy to sit on the floor and concentrate when you do not have even a writing desk. They often use their bags as makeshift desks. I was surprised to learn that for just INR 15000 we can fund writing desks for all 30 students PLUS give a solar lamp for the school. (Since these schools are from 5 to 8 pm and lighting is important).
Am very excited about this and want to help as many schools as possible through this crowdfunding initiative. Please support my campaign and let us together make studying fun & easier for these young students.