About the FundraiserWe have 10 new disadvantaged children (age group 4 to 6 years) in Nursery who hope to have a brighter future with the help of your kind Education sponsorship. Here are their photos.
About DIKSHAChildren are typically from migrant labor families living in jhuggis (make-shift homes) and belong to economically weaker sections living in Chauma village, Dharam colony, Carterpuri and New Palam Vihar in Gurgaon, Haryana and sometimes found loitering in the streets begging for alms or drop outs from up to three previous schools.
Sponsoring such a child's education will go a long way in helping the child develop into a responsible and independent adult. The curriculum is designed to encourage participation in extracurricular activities as well. Each child is made to recognize and nurture what he/she identifies as their life skills and attributes and promotes other facets to these skills to become a well-rounded individual. There are great opportunities also provided in sports, drama, dance and art forms. Your generous sponsorship for a needy child's education at DIKSHA will open the door to his or her future.
How can you help?It costs Rs 1500 a month or Rs 18000 annually for the full education sponsorship of a child which includes summer and winter uniform, books, stationery and daily mid day meals. There is need for sponsorship of 100 children. The impact of education sponsorship has been tremendous. Please watch the video below and listen to three recent graduates Noshaba, Vivek and Ritika of DIKSHA School.
Noshaba remembered the day she joined school with great fondness. On a foggy winter morning on 13 Januray 2009, Noshaba and her two other siblings, Nagma and Altamas, held their father’s hand and walked into the school. She was nine years old then with no formal schooling to her credit. The village in District Barabanki taught her how to read and write Urdu. The memory of living in a large family in the village home was a happy one for her. Admitted in Class 1, Noshaba jumped to Class 3 in a matter of six months. Age class parity and learning readiness and acumen won her the double promotions in Classes 1 and 5.
In school, Noshaba learnt the valuable lessons of sharing, respect for another, shedding shyness and speaking up. She soaked up information zealously and it gradually dawned on her that in education lies the answer, to poverty and unemployment. She pored over Social Science books and hungrily sought out answers for the plight of the world around her. Her love for books drew her closer to the teachers, especially her class teacher, who became her mentor, friend and confidant. Her class teacher instilled in her a sense of self confidence and love for public speaking. Noshaba bloomed in the love and care she found in the school and was reticent to go back home. Vacations, she seldom looked forward to.