My name is Gireh Lobo. I am 13 years old and in Grade 8.0 at the Billabong High International School, Santacruz.
I have undertaken this campaign because I was surprised to learn that many students from low-income homes in Maharashtra go to school and do not have basic school gear like footwear or a school bag and that they often sit on the hard ground as some schools do not have desks and chairs.
Sitting down on the floor for long periods of time means 9 in 10 students will face posture-related problems. It also has an indirect impact on their eyesight and their ability to concentrate and study. Lack of footwear also leads to foot-related diseases and health issues.
The back-to-school kit costs just INR 900 and gives students a pair of recycled footwear, a recycled study mat to sit comfortably at school or home, a recycled school bag for books, and a cloth mask. This is a very small amount to impact a student. Fund INR 3600 for example and transform the lives of 4 students.
Please support my campaign and let us together impact the health, school attendance, and grades of these fellow students. This kit also brings a big smile to their faces and gives them a lot of confidence.