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Help Chandni Provide A Better Future To Slum Kids

Chandni Khan was born in a slum, a place several kids take birth and die in oblivion. But she refused to lay back and make her peace with her grim destiny as she climbed out of the darkness and is now extending her hand to pull others out of it too.


Chandni recalls, “From the age of five, I used to travel along with my father to perform street magic shows and dance, even late at night”. Things further deteriorated for her when her father passed away and the onus of earning for the family fell upon her shoulders.  

“At the age of eight, I had shifted to rag picking. Verbal abuses and dog bites became a part of my daily routine and at the end, I ended up in jail over false accusations of stealing. I kept changing my job, from selling flowers to corn, I was doing it all. During one of these monotonous days, I got lucky and met a few NGO volunteers who were educating children from the slums. It was then I discovered my purpose,” she narrates her story.


Chandni, who is now 22 years old, was 10 when she got enrolled in an open school and began her education. She is in class 11 now. Soon after beginning her studies she realized its importance and started inspiring communities to send their kids to study. She worked intensively with the NGO and helped them impact as many kids as possible. Her contribution was duly recognized as she was appointed District Secretary and then got promoted to the post of National Secretary.


She also started working for a newspaper for the slum kids called Balaknama, became a reporter for it and then, later on, became the editor. She collected stories of street children addressing the issues like sexual abuse, child labor, police brutality etc. and also narrated stories of hope and happiness. But she later left Balaknama as they did not look after under-aged kids and Chandni felt that there was a lot to be done in that area. That is when she conceived ‘Voice of Slum’.


Chandni started the NGO Voice of Slum (VoS) in Noida in 2015. She wanted to prepare the slum children for a world of intimidation, mistrust and very high expectations. Chandni says, “Firstly we connect with them through basic plays, so that we spark an interest and connect with them mentally, so they start listening to us. Then we slowly and gradually start providing them basic education”. 

To begin with, VoS takes a child under their wing and provides free education for 1.5 years. These ‘tuition classes’ are to prepare the child for mainstream education. After 1.5 years of taking VoS classes, the child is enrolled in a school. Depending upon the timings of the school, VoS takes additional classes in the morning or evening to ensure that the kids are up-to-date and their education is progressing well. Through educational, vocational activities, the NGO can ensure that young children don’t get into drugs or stealing but rather prepare themselves for a better, mainstream and respectable future. This will not only help these street kids to enter into the mainstream society but also dramatically decrease the abuse of these young kids. They will know their rights, they will know what’s right from wrong, and they will eventually help and nurture the other kids who face the same challenges.


Voice of Slum now works for the basic needs of these underprivileged children and organizes various activities for the same. They work towards health and nutrition, education, and shelter for these kids. “Today, we have trained about 300 students. Of these, at least 50 have secured formal education opportunities, 50 others have secured jobs, and we have rescued five girls from deplorable conditions,” says Chandni. She dreams that each and every kid in the slums of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh gets proper education.



The Need:
Chandni and her team is struggling to pay the expenses of running a rented premises to provide the best quality education to the slum children. They need funds to provide food, stationery and also pay the fees for the slum kids enrolled in schools. They also need to pay the salaries of 8 teachers. Your support will help Chandni and ‘Voice of Slum’ to get more children out of the slums and give them a better life.
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12th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support
A quick update for you all. As part of children's day celebration, we distributed school bags and books to 150 kids under our wing. We are also arranging inverters to be installed in the buildings so that the children won't have issues studying during power cuts in the evening.













This would have never been possible without your support for which we are ever grateful. Thank you all.

Regards,
Chandni Khan.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support
A quick update for you all. As part of children's day celebration, we distributed school bags and books to 150 kids under our wing. We are also arranging inverters to be installed in the buildings so that the children won't have issues studying during power cuts in the evening.













This would have never been possible without your support for which we are ever grateful. Thank you all.

Regards,
Chandni Khan.
31st October 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the love and support you have shown.

Because of your help, we have now accommodated 75 kids more to our addition. We have utilized the funds raised to pay for the food materials for the children, wages for the support staff, teacher's salary and the building rent. And we are ever so grateful.

Thank you all once again for your help. Please continue to support us.

Thank you.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the love and support you have shown.

Because of your help, we have now accommodated 75 kids more to our addition. We have utilized the funds raised to pay for the food materials for the children, wages for the support staff, teacher's salary and the building rent. And we are ever so grateful.

Thank you all once again for your help. Please continue to support us.

Thank you.
5th October 2019
 

 प्रिय समर्थकों,

आपने मेरे कारण के प्रति जो जबरदस्त प्रतिक्रिया और अपार समर्थन दिया, उसके लिए मैं बहुत आभारी हूं।  बच्चे दिन-प्रतिदिन बढ़ रहे हैं और मुझे यह साझा करने में खुशी हो रही है कि हमने अब एक दिन में 370 से अधिक बच्चों को  भोजन करना शुरू कर  दिया है।  बच्चे बहुत खुश हैं, स्वस्थ हो रहे हैं और नियमित रूप से हमारे ngo में आ रहे हैं। और खास बात यह है वह केवल हमारे ngo  नहीं आते किसी बच्चे का एडमिशन 7th में हुआ है किसी बच्चे का एडमिशन 5th में हुआ है हमारी उनकी शिक्षा की जिम्मेदारी केवल एक बार या 1 साल की नहीं है एक बच्चा जब तक ग्रेजुएट होकर अपने पैरों पर खड़ा ना हो जाए तब तक हम उस बच्चे को सपोर्ट करते रहेंगे आप सब लोगों की मदद से हम उनकी स्कूल की फीस,  ट्यूशन के लिए टीचर्स,  स्टेशनरी, खाना यूनिफॉर्म, और एक स्वच्छ जगह
 हमारा सोचना यह एक बच्चा स्लम झुग्गी बस्तियां से निकलकर शिक्षित होकर अपने पैरों पर खड़ा हो गया तो उसके आने वाली पूरी जनरेशन शिक्षित और बदल जाएगी
 इसका जीता जागता उदाहरण मैं खुद हूं 10 साल की उम्र में मेरी जिंदगी कूड़ा बीनने से लेकर शुरू हुई थी और आज मैं अपने जैसे कूड़ा बीनने वाले बच्चों को कर रही हूं शिक्षित किसी की मदद ने मुझे वहां से निकाला ऐसे ही मेरे जैसी चाँदनीनिया है  जो आप सब लोगों के इंतजार में  है
 मैं आपको बताना चाहती हूं कि अभी तक हमें किसी भी CSR या फिर कॉरपोरेट,  ना ही कोई गवर्नमेंट,  मदद नहीं मिलती इसीलिए अभी तक हमको  हमारी टीचर्स को बिल्डिंग का रेंट, सैलरी के लिए  पैसेेेेेे जुटाने में थोड़ी परेशानी होती है

  आपका और मिलाप आपका तहे दिल से धन्यवाद करती हूं और आप सब लोगों को यह बताना चाहती हूं बहुत बच्चों के सपने पूरे हो रहे हैं और बहुत बच्चे आपकी मदद के इंतजार में है अगर हम एक बच्चे की भी मदद कर पाए और उससे इस समाज का हिस्सा बनाने में सफल हो तो हमारी जिंदगी सफल हो जाएगी

फिर एक बार तहे दिल से आप सबका धन्यवाद  करती हु
आपकी
चांदनी


 

 प्रिय समर्थकों,

आपने मेरे कारण के प्रति जो जबरदस्त प्रतिक्रिया और अपार समर्थन दिया, उसके लिए मैं बहुत आभारी हूं।  बच्चे दिन-प्रतिदिन बढ़ रहे हैं और मुझे यह साझा करने में खुशी हो रही है कि हमने अब एक दिन में 370 से अधिक बच्चों को  भोजन करना शुरू कर  दिया है।  बच्चे बहुत खुश हैं, स्वस्थ हो रहे हैं और नियमित रूप से हमारे ngo में आ रहे हैं। और खास बात यह है वह केवल हमारे ngo  नहीं आते किसी बच्चे का एडमिशन 7th में हुआ है किसी बच्चे का एडमिशन 5th में हुआ है हमारी उनकी शिक्षा की जिम्मेदारी केवल एक बार या 1 साल की नहीं है एक बच्चा जब तक ग्रेजुएट होकर अपने पैरों पर खड़ा ना हो जाए तब तक हम उस बच्चे को सपोर्ट करते रहेंगे आप सब लोगों की मदद से हम उनकी स्कूल की फीस,  ट्यूशन के लिए टीचर्स,  स्टेशनरी, खाना यूनिफॉर्म, और एक स्वच्छ जगह
 हमारा सोचना यह एक बच्चा स्लम झुग्गी बस्तियां से निकलकर शिक्षित होकर अपने पैरों पर खड़ा हो गया तो उसके आने वाली पूरी जनरेशन शिक्षित और बदल जाएगी
 इसका जीता जागता उदाहरण मैं खुद हूं 10 साल की उम्र में मेरी जिंदगी कूड़ा बीनने से लेकर शुरू हुई थी और आज मैं अपने जैसे कूड़ा बीनने वाले बच्चों को कर रही हूं शिक्षित किसी की मदद ने मुझे वहां से निकाला ऐसे ही मेरे जैसी चाँदनीनिया है  जो आप सब लोगों के इंतजार में  है
 मैं आपको बताना चाहती हूं कि अभी तक हमें किसी भी CSR या फिर कॉरपोरेट,  ना ही कोई गवर्नमेंट,  मदद नहीं मिलती इसीलिए अभी तक हमको  हमारी टीचर्स को बिल्डिंग का रेंट, सैलरी के लिए  पैसेेेेेे जुटाने में थोड़ी परेशानी होती है

  आपका और मिलाप आपका तहे दिल से धन्यवाद करती हूं और आप सब लोगों को यह बताना चाहती हूं बहुत बच्चों के सपने पूरे हो रहे हैं और बहुत बच्चे आपकी मदद के इंतजार में है अगर हम एक बच्चे की भी मदद कर पाए और उससे इस समाज का हिस्सा बनाने में सफल हो तो हमारी जिंदगी सफल हो जाएगी

फिर एक बार तहे दिल से आप सबका धन्यवाद  करती हु
आपकी
चांदनी


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Rs.41,325 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Voice Of Slum info_outline

Supporters (5)

DC
Dhrubajyoti donated Rs.300

Good luck Chandni!!

A
Anonymous donated $500

Wishing you all the best! Prayers for courage, patience and love to continue this wonderful work! This donation from me and my wife is in memory of my late Father in law who was a very loving person who cared for and took care of everyone who was in sorrow. Please pray for him. His name is M.Z. Paul. Thanks!

K
Kamalakkannan donated Rs.2,500

All because of GOD

Ra
Ranjan donated $50

You’re doing amazing work and and an inspiration to the society. Keep it up!

G
George donated Rs.300