Friends, we are living in a unique and wonderful time, the first century of independence and democracy in India, the first century of real freedom for millions of young Indians. Future generations will envy our special moment in history. But, they will also ask of us, whether in going forward in many warming and necessary ways, we did enough to ensure that no one was left behind. The very idea of a nation implies thinking or caring for people whom one does not actually know in person and looking out for them as part of an imagined community. Let's share our privileges and give small amounts to make a meaningful difference to the lives of little ones (not to forget idealistic and committed teachers) who will use our help to make a great leap forward.
Living in India we come across the less fortunate on a daily basis. We all have done our part when it comes to helping out - either by paying for the education of our house help's children, donating supplies or food etc which would help individuals or a few families. In June 2018, I was taken to a school located in the Thatyur District of Uttarakhand (25 km from Mussoorie) that caters to multiple communities by educating 380 children right up to the 12th grade. Unfortunately, Govt. funds have not reached here yet, meaning there are only 4 classrooms which leaves a lot of the classes to be conducted outdoors and in corridors. The teachers have to arrange their own supplies and in most cases travel more than an hour each way in mountainous regions to reach the school showing their commitment to these children.WHAT WE NEED
The parents of these children have committed to give one day of labour so as to help build the additional classrooms required without wages.
Any help from your end would go a long way to ensuring a bright future for these kids.
Rautu Ki Beli
- New School Building with 8 classrooms and community centre on terrace
- All furniture: desks, blackboards, benches, drums, etc.
- Laboratory Equipment
- Library Books
- New Toilet Block - girl and boy separate
- Community Centre furniture for village women
- Boundary wall
- Doors, windows
- Toilet Block - girl and boy separate
- Kimoi being deep in the Himalayas and treacherous weather conditions, sometimes teachers need to stay back, therefore, need to build a room for them to stay the night.