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Sunny And Gopi Want To Head Back To School And Need Your Support
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  • Anonymous

    Created by

    Biswarup Banerjee
  • GK

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Gopi Kishan and Sunny

    from New Delhi, Delhi

You will find Sunny 11yrs and Gopi 9 yrs loitering around in the upscale phase 3 of Gurgaon Cyber City with a shoe brush pleading office passerby to get their shoe polished, so that they can have money for food. Their rucksacks are staked with shoe polish, brush and other accessories instead of books.

Sunny & Gopi both came to the city of Delhi with their parents from a remote village in Kanpur, UP.  They have been to various place in the city before being scared away by the law enforcers for being encroach-ers of their city roads and pavements. Both of them stay near the Rajiv Chowk flyover on National Highway 34.

Sunny's mother worked as a construction labour before being out of job due to her ill health, his father is a daily wage labour. Gopi's father keeps ill. Sunny has 3 brothers and one elder sister and Gopi has three elder sisters.

Sunny and Gopi both wants to get back to school but don't have the opportunity. Both are forced to work to support their family. While trying to help Sunny and Gopi, I went to place where they live. Around 100 families lives in Shanties by the road side in squalid conditions. There are more than 25-30 kids like Sunny and Gopi, who works in various streets of Gurgaon. All of these kids need support to head back to school. 

With help of a local NGO we are trying to start a bridge education course from middle of September. Running the bridge course will cost around 20,000 per month (@800/child/month) for all these kids for next six months. The money will go for hiring a tutor, buying reading and play materials and dress, shoes for these kids. Your support counts to make them school ready and put them back into school.

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