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Help Me Transform My 7th Grade Class Room
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    Created by

    Ravinder Singh Dahiya
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Students of Class 7A in Government Boys Senior Secondary School

    from Delhi

Hi, I am a retired Army officer with 35 years of experience in the Indian Army and the corporate sector. Last year I decided to give back to the society in some way and thought if I can provide an excellent education to young kids from the under privileged sections of society, I would be able to contribute in a small way. After trying to do a few things on my own and not being able to make much difference, I signed up with Teach For India, an organization that gives opportunity to people to teach in under privileged schools while providing support and guidance on how to do it.
I am teaching science to 7th & 8th grade students in a Government Senior Secondary School at Saket, New Delhi since 01 Jul 2017. I have over 50 boys in each class, eager to learn new things every day in a safe environment. What I find different in my school compared to some of the high income schools, is the class room environment, the training aids available, lack of proper stationery, colors and paints. I feel pained to see that some of the kids don't even have proper tiffins and water bottles to eat their meals and drink water with dignity. The kids do not have access to a well stocked library with story books that they can read and ignite their curiosity.
Through this medium, I am reaching out to my friends and well wishers and other people who may wish to contribute in uplifting the life of my kids. If feasible, I would like to make my class room as good as any Public School class room with better seating, smart boards, a laptop with projector so I can share the wonders of science and other subjects with my kids. I would love for them to have required stationery, their own lockers where they can keep their stuff, proper tiffins, water bottles and school bags. We would also love to create our library filled with story books of their choice and educational books and encyclopedias that ignite their minds.
Summary of planned fund utilization is as under:-
1. Smart boards with laptop and projector in 2 classrooms - Rs. 2,10,000
2. Student lockers for kids -  Rs. 60,000    
3. School bags  - Rs. 1,00,000
4. Tiffins, water bottles and Geometry box - Rs. 1,00,000
5. Class library with story books and encyclopedias - Rs. 30,000

Current status:-
Hello all, I would love to share with you the progress made by my students in the past few years and where we stand now. The students are now moving into classes 11th and 12th. A few of them from each class have performed extremely well in academics and continued their learning in spite of the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 induced lockdowns.

There are 5-6 boys in each class who are capable of achieving academic excellence and charting careers in their chosen fields. Some of them will be appearing in competitive exams for engineering and medical inst, A few of them are also preparing for the NDA exam.

I am continuing with my efforts to support them in preparing for the competitions by way of purchase of textbooks and stationery as well as arranging for the high fees for their coaching classes in premier institutes. I am extremely grateful for the support and inspiration received from my friends for this cause.

Hopefully, some of these young boys will break the rigid class ceiling and achieve great heights in their chosen careers. Let’s try and give them a level playing field.

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