My name is Anushka Shrimal. I am 15 years-old and in Grade 9 at the Bombay International School.
I have undertaken this campaign because I was surprised to learn that many students from low-income homes in Maharashtra who go to school do not have basic school gear like proper footwear or a school bag and often sit on the hard ground in order to study at school.
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 and a recycled school bag for books. 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.