As in many households in Bangalore, I too have a domestic help, post COVID when most of the people lost jobs, I came across many families from the lower economic segment who couldn’t continue sending their children to school anymore, despite free education, getting books and even normal stationary items became a huge task for them.
My maid has never been to school, but she wants her kids to have a good quality education, the eldest one is Chandrika, she is a 7 year old with a dream of becoming a teacher, the second one is Radhika, a 5 year old, who wants to become a doctor, the 3rd one Pritham a 4 year old, who wants to be a Police Officer.
The school they used to go to was a government school and due to COVID, the school shut down and seldom opens and the children lost a year, there are public schools nearby but the fees for it is almost equal to a years' worth of wage for my maid Sonamma.
we found a school nearby to enrol the children to, we requested for the fee structure, which is almost equal to Rupees One Lakh and Thirty Thousand.
I will attach the same here. We requested for 2 Lakhs as it would also help with food and medical expenses for the kids.
Every penny counts and your benevolence is much appreciated, we will keep posting the children's progress, so that you could watch the change your support brought to their lives.
The request posted by the mother of the children Sonamma, she is speaking in Kannada as she knows no other language.