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A Courage - That we need to show to educate our children
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    Neelam
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Management to run School

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Story

Dear all,
I would like to seek your kind help on an important point related to funding for the school In the Mumbai slum.
This is a story back from 1994 when the Janupada, Kandivali slum didn’t have a school, and no politician used to notice that. >90% of the people were from marginalized sections of society, much below the per capita income level. Some parents could manage to send children to the school located >3-4 KMs. The big/reputed schools were overflowing with children and slum people couldn’t afford rather they were not being entertained.
My father, Mr. Akash Handikherkar, and mother, Mrs. Anita H. (both retired teachers now) observed the plight of the hundreds of families. After seeing the suffering of the children and their parents, my parents decided to open a non-profit Marathi medium school (Registered Under Trust Act 1950- Bom- F -16022 Dated- 31-07-1993) for these slum children. The state of grants and funding of this school is as below:
Primary section: Started in 1994 – no grant received by BMC (State Govt) means teacher’s salary/management expenses are not being paid by State Govt. The state govt has stopped providing funding to Marathi medium schools.
High School: Started in 1996 – Grant received in 2008 after 12 years of struggle – means teachers started getting the salary from 2008 but the school’s management (trust) is still not getting any aid or fund to run daily operations.
My parents decided that they will not charge any fees from any of the children as otherwise the entire goal of bringing slum children under the education purview will be lost. The family condition of the children is so poor that nobody can charge fees to them. Upon request, some donors/NGOs sponsor children’s school uniforms, school fees for some students etc. but daily expenses to run the school are not being covered (bigger schools charge exorbitant fees in the name of computer fees, library fees, development fees etc. to cover their expenses and make profits).
My parents didn’t buy a lavish flat in Mumbai, but they raised us in a small room in chawl and have been using their savings, retirement money and pension fund, etc. to run the school. However, it has been difficult to manage the ever-increasing expenses of running the school. My parents come up with innovative ideas to bring change in these children's lives, making them healthy and fit for the future by distributing eggs etc. but there are limitations due to lack of funding.
I appeal to all my LinkedIn friends to come forward and help/suggest options for funding. Kindly like/share/comment so that someone might come to the rescue.
Would anybody be willing to help?
Attaching website address:   https://matrubhoomieducation.in/  

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