I and my colleagues are ‘Teach for India’ fellows, who teach grade 2 and grade 3 kids, in a low income government school, in Wadgaonsheri, Pune.
We spend almost 5 hours every day with our kids to push them forward on a more progressive path in life. It’s hard to fathom and understand truly the disturbing backgrounds that these kids come from and a lot of them witness and live through the harsh realities of domestic violence, verbal and physical abuse and abject poverty.
In the background of these circumstances we realized that if we truly want to change the future of these kids, 5 hours wasn't enough. We started thinking of how we could get some more time with them and undo the effect of their roots to change who they will become. We came up with the idea of a Community Center and launched it last year for 63 kids in grade-2 and their parents. This year the number of children under the umbrella of Teach for India in our school has increased to over 150 children! Further, we plan to scale it to the entire community in the next 2 years!!
Our center is a place, which ensures holistic growth of the child, where they are exposed to a wide array of activities, ranging from arts, theatre and sports to workshops and speaking and listening activities.
You can help us by donating books, toys or any kind of teaching aid that you find relevant. You can also sponsor us for our centre, operations and basic amenities including furniture for setting books and toys libraries, projectors and other technical equipment or conducting field trips and workshops.
You can also contribute by sharing your ideas, suggestions or feedback which will help us deliver our best and ensuring holistic development of these kids!It takes immense dedication, passion and strength to make the cause of others the purpose of your life.
Today. Right now. We urge you to take action. We ask for your benevolent support that’s brought us so far. In these children lies the future of our nation. Let's collectively make a difference.
We thank you profusely and sincerely for taking out the time to read this mail and hope you will get in touch with us soon and reach out to us.
We will be very happy to discuss things or clarify doubts, if you have any.
For a deeper insight into our efforts, we urge you to kindly visit our Facebook page and be a part of the everyday lives of these kids!
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Vandana and Subodh
WHERE THE FUNDS WOULD BE USED:
Books and other learning aids: We just don't want to restrict learning to academic syllabus for these kids. We aim to expose these kids to different genres.
Technical equipment like Projectors, Desktops, etc: We strongly want these kids to advance technically by inculcating in them curiosity behind how technology works and expose them to happenings around the globe which will help us in preparing them as global leaders of tomorrow.
Furniture, Stationery, Educational and Field Trips, Workshops, Sports Kits, etc.
We are exercising this activity of raising money to connect with more and more people to help us deliver nothing less than excellence for these young kids and their parents. We believe, together with your love and support we can grow better and achieve more.