Every day, as the sun rises, around 500 children of Kurmaguda, Hyderabad, who come from low income families, wake up and get ready to leave their homes and go to school. For them, school is a place where they can learn things that their community does not teach them. School is a place where they can experiment, experience, learn and unlearn, and get opportunities/exposure that might not be available in their community.
Akash, Sonal, Swastika and I (Phani) are 4 Teach For India Fellows who joined KARE school last year. Because it happens to be a free school where the management has to depend on external help (as the students aren’t charged a tuition fee), the resources that we have are limited. There is a lack of boards, benches, doors, science lab(s) (especially for the higher grades), fun tools to teach Math and English, a lack of physical space for conducting extra-curricular activities etc... All these factors are making it all the more difficult for us to work towards our goal which is to create a holistic learning experience for all and drive the society towards a healthier lifestyle. The presence of science labs, computer labs, and good reading books in a school can aid with expanding knowledge and a child’s senses while building the spirit of inquiry, which could help children take better decisions for themselves whenever they’re required to.
We have had multiple conversations with the children and their parents. We realized that it is important for the children to be able to make their own choices and not opt for what’s already given, which would also promote student leadership. We believe that it’s every human being’s right to dream, and to follow those dreams. To be able to make our goal a reality, the below-mentioned resources would make the path easier for us and for the children.
Hence, we wanted to use this platform to extend our hands for support, so that we have all the resources to provide a holistic learning experience for all. We welcome any kind of help we can get, be it in the form of donations, materials or knowledge, and your well wishes and blessings for our kids.
We hope that you can lend us a helping hand and be a part of this movement which is going to make sure India’s future is in safe hands!
These are some of the things that we’re looking to raise funds for:
- Other Lab apparatuses
- Math kits for primary and secondary classes
- English kits for primary and secondary classes
- Audio and Visual aids for all the subjects for all the classrooms
- Organizing field trips
Thank you so much.