Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said “The best brains of the nation may be found in the last benches”.
But what if we told you that some of Chennai’s best brains may be found in slums of Pudupettai, Central Chennai?
Yup! The children of Corporation school Goyathope, Pudupettai are an eager bunch of children waiting to unleash their potential to the fullest. They love to learn, explore, stumble, get back to their feet and learn again! They have already taken part in sports, drama, music and dance! A few of them are gearing up for a national level Math Test.
These Champions have ALL it takes to go places, to see the world, to become the best versions of themselves.
All except for enough finances.
These kids, living in one-room houses, some even in shacks come from socially and economically downtrodden backgrounds. Their family incomes are not stable. Every month, when it is time to pay their school fees, they are faced with the unhappy question “Will I be able to attend classes this month?” Sometimes, they cannot afford new notebooks and pencils. Other times, their parents refrain from telling them that it’s their birthday because they cannot see themselves buying new clothes and toffees for their children.
And then just a few hundred metres away from this, lives a community where children have all that they need and more. Their parents can afford to send them to extra classes for cricket, football, art, dance, engineering and medical entrance exams and what not!
As Fellows with Teach for India, working as teachers at this school, we believe that this is unfair and that where a child comes from should not determine where they can go.
Can we do something about this? Can we give these children a little something from our wallets?
A little something that makes a whole world of difference to them
A little something that can go on to create many a gem
A little something that nourishes their talent,
Gives them some encouragement,
Helps them fly high and
Reach the zenith of excellence..
Because excellent education is for ALL!
Be the change-makers our world needs!
Be the doer of good deeds!
Help us raise funds for our kids!
Please contribute to our cause in whatever little way you can and empower our children to realise their dreams! They have skills and talents in abundance! All that that has to be done is channelizing their talent in the right direction.
Please feel free to contact us.