I'm Jitha, an ex-consultant and an entrepreneur. Throughout my life, I've been very lucky - I've got many opportunities to excel, whether at school, college or now my workplace. And my parents have been very supportive and encouraging, moulding my perspective on life.
But some others are not so lucky. So many things we take for granted are not so for others, especially in low-income communities. And no one suffers this more than children - they have their entire lives ahead of them, but they will not have access to the same education, same role models that your and my children will. So it's only right that we should help them become more upstanding, responsible citizens when they grow up. Help them become the change-makers that we ourselves hope to be.And that's why, when I came across this innovative educational project by Apni Shala Foundation, that a friend of mine initiated, I was absolutely sure I was going to support it! This video was my inspiration.
Did you like what you just saw? Here's why I urge you to become Secret Santa for this cause.
I believe that a programme like this could turn children into reflective, conscientious citizens and changemakers in our society. And Apni Shala Foundation designs and delivers such programmes for children from low-income communities every day of the year in Mumbai. This year, they're taking this to 200 children who have resolved to address 40 social issues ranging from community violence, alcoholism and addiction, right up to waste management. They will be putting in an entire year of effort to identify, investigate and try and resolve these local problems. And they need our help.
As official Secret Santa for Apni Shala, I'm looking to raise an amount that will help empower 10 children by enrolling them in this programme. If you want to offer these children an education you've always wanted for yourself, become a Secret Santa this Christmas!
All you need to do is click 'Donate' on this page and contribute a small amount to help me reach my goal.
What happens after you donate?
You'll thereafter be informed about how you helped made a difference.
You get the chance to interact with the children you supported and accompany them during their projects
You will receive email updates on stories from the field about how the children worked on these very serious issues
Where does your money go?
80% of your above contribution is utilised for fee for facilitation and content development.
20% of your above contribution is utilised for capacity building of facilitators, parents' meeting expenses and community projects expsenses.
*The amount is excluding 8% fee charged by Milaap on every contribution.
*Every donation made through an Indian account will be eligible for tax exemption.
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