WHY AM I FUNDRAISING?
To make honest attempt to enable equal right to education for all children. At Bridgin as we are preparing children who go to school to equip themselves with citizenship skills, we have initiated a program to enable a group of children dewelling in slums to start their schooling.
Bridgin is volunteer driven and works towards empowering youngsters and children to discover their potential for action and change, to make this world a better place for themselves and for everyone. What better way to empower children and youngsters other than providing them holistic education.
This year through our 'I LOVE TO GO TO SCHOOL' program Bridgin aims to send a group of 30 slum children to school. These children are sons and daughters of immigrants who have moved to Bangalore from other states in search of jobs as contruction workers, maids, toys & ballon seller etc. These children have never attened schools. Though the children are every eager and dream to join schools none of them either know the Local Language or English. So before we put them in schools these children need to learn to identify, read and write alphabets, numbers and simple sentences, we need to instill sense of hygiene and discipline in them and mentor them so that chances of them dropping out from school once they join one is redcued.
While youngsters are our country's present, children are the future. We utilise the potential and actions of youngsters who volunteer to mould the children who are our furture.
Educated minds will make our country's future bright.
HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?
'I LOVE TO GO TO SCHOOL' will be run by Bridgin this year during which we aim to enroll 30 slum children in school. Cost estimated per child is $40. Hence, for 30 children, the estimated cost is $1200.
The funds would be used to buy baisc resources like (books, mats, slates, furniture, stationery etc) and build a basic structure which will be children's classroom in the place they reside where they will learn their basics before they join school.