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SHINING SHOES, RISING MOVES !  

Imagine yourself walking in the jungle in the hot summer at 12 p.m. barefooted all alone in the jungle; crossing millions of stones, hot as lava roads and thorny bushes just pricking in your feet and you have everything but shoes.
Now these are the scenarios an adivasi kid goes through daily and you can’t even hear a sound of pain from them. These kids do this daily in the jungle of Gadchiroli where numerous venomous snakes, millions of others species like crabs, scorpions and the roads heated up by scorching sunlight of summer. Unaware of these harms these kids daily go to school with a grin on their cute, beautiful faces. The whole scene is witnessed by me every day whenever I visit schools with Cluster Resource Coordinator. The kids are being raised without it that’s why they aren’t even aware of the infections and worms they can get infected by without use of any footwear.
As a Gandhi Fellow I have observed these kids and went into nostalgia when my mom used to clean my shoes and as I grew up I myself cleaned them and it was like a competition where I got self satisfied if my shoes were whitest or when they were all black without any dirt mark. But these kids aren’t being told about this aspect of personality and missing one of the main aspects of impressive personality. 
As shoes tells a lot about a person’s personality so why these kids are not getting that advantage. So I felt the need to make these kids available with this right of having complete uniform as school uniform can’t be completed until it has shoes. I approached many local authorities like Gram Panchayat, Gram Sevak of a village but as an individual I was unable to make it a matter of public concern. So one I got an idea that to make children available with their complete uniform it is not only an issue that should reach a local village only but it should be reached from North to South of India so that the kids we see in full dress in convent school could be seen in Government schools too. So I raised the issue on a site called MILAAP to not only get donations from the willing people but also to make the issue in notice of everyone who are resting in their homes just unaware of this part of India and also every part of India and every kid of govt schools. 

"We all have sometime managed with the torn shoes !
We all have sometime fixed our shoes with stitching or fevi-glue !
but luckily we had shoes...When we were kids !
Those white PT shoes for Saturday and the passion of keeping them the whitest...  
Those everyday black shoes polishing before leaving to school to look the most brightest....

But then those who do not have any color shoe ? and walk bare foot everyday burning their toes...

Give them a hand and see their smile, gift them some shoes to save their toes for a while !"

- Vinay Singh

Just Imagine your childhood without school uniform or shoes! Yes it is difficult to imagine a student without school dress and shoes. when I look back and think of my school days I find my mom tying my shoe and combing my hair while I am sitting on a chair and enjoying my chai -Paratha breakfast.



Those small but shiny shoes were my everyday confidence and passion to reach school. But now after 18 years when I try to see myself in a school going child it makes me realize that my sole source of confidence and passion, a pair of sparkling shoes are missing from their feet.

                               Hello, everyone!
I would like to share my one-year observation of government school children in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. I have been working here as a Gandhi fellow to bring some positive changes in the system of primary and upper primary education. I have noticed this many times that students are coming to school without shoes but more heartbreaking is when these students participate in awareness rallies and walk on the roads or rocky path barefooted.

I just wish that I could install a few Shoe racks in schools and provide decent shoes to around 300 children here in Gadchiroli.
It is not just about providing shoes to these children but I want to make these children passionate about education and sports. These tribal children need our support to reach school and continue it until they become what they dream about.


So kick start their journey by buying them a pair of shoes, as these tribal children once drop out of school never again are they able to join back!

    Vinay Singh      
(Gandhi Fellow @Gadchiroli, Maharashtra)
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14th November 2019

Greetings... !!


Feeling extremely happy to share with you the experience of our First Shoe Donation Drive in Dhutitola Zila Parishad School Gewardha Gadchiroli Maharashtra.
 On the occasion of Children's Day we re-discovered a joyful smile and surprising reaction from the children from class 1 to class 4.



Activities Done:

  • A speech was given by the cluster resource coordinator (CRC- Govt official) to guide and motivate children to stay clean and wear shoes every day.
  • Followed by the distribution of Shoes and pair of socks to all 17 students of the school.
  • Taught the students tying shoe laces and myself tied their shoes for the first time and helped them to wear socks.
  • Took Students reaction on what they feel and how will they use these shoes.

Findings:

  • Found teachers and students much excited about new shoes gifted to the students.
  • Teachers reflected upon the need of shoes to each and every children and thus welcomed a new change in the present scenario.


Further Plan:We would like to inform you that presently we have got data (need of shoes to number of students and their foot size) from different clusters in the block and have begun distributing shoes and bring government stake holders in collaboration.
Also a continuous talk is going on with the various companies who are ready to support the change in the whole district.

We are thankful that you all took part in this change process and are still supporting us. There is one request as we have found a greater need as there are still many in the different blocks without shoes - every students is equal and unique for us - thus we are scaling this change lead process in the other blocks (Tehsils) too.
Kindly spread the kind words and help as much as possible so that we can end one bad practice and begun with a new healthy practice for reforming government education system

Thanks and regards

Vinay Singh
Gandhi Fellow
District Transformation Program
Gadchiroli Maharashtra  




Greetings... !!


Feeling extremely happy to share with you the experience of our First Shoe Donation Drive in Dhutitola Zila Parishad School Gewardha Gadchiroli Maharashtra.
 On the occasion of Children's Day we re-discovered a joyful smile and surprising reaction from the children from class 1 to class 4.



Activities Done:

  • A speech was given by the cluster resource coordinator (CRC- Govt official) to guide and motivate children to stay clean and wear shoes every day.
  • Followed by the distribution of Shoes and pair of socks to all 17 students of the school.
  • Taught the students tying shoe laces and myself tied their shoes for the first time and helped them to wear socks.
  • Took Students reaction on what they feel and how will they use these shoes.

Findings:

  • Found teachers and students much excited about new shoes gifted to the students.
  • Teachers reflected upon the need of shoes to each and every children and thus welcomed a new change in the present scenario.


Further Plan:We would like to inform you that presently we have got data (need of shoes to number of students and their foot size) from different clusters in the block and have begun distributing shoes and bring government stake holders in collaboration.
Also a continuous talk is going on with the various companies who are ready to support the change in the whole district.

We are thankful that you all took part in this change process and are still supporting us. There is one request as we have found a greater need as there are still many in the different blocks without shoes - every students is equal and unique for us - thus we are scaling this change lead process in the other blocks (Tehsils) too.
Kindly spread the kind words and help as much as possible so that we can end one bad practice and begun with a new healthy practice for reforming government education system

Thanks and regards

Vinay Singh
Gandhi Fellow
District Transformation Program
Gadchiroli Maharashtra  




2nd November 2019
Dear Supporters,
i would like to congratulate you all for we have achieved our second goal amount of 50000 rupees. This all became possible because of your trust, hard work and dedication for the better present and future of the children in India.  
JOOTA CAMPAIGN is an initiative to bring about equality for the rural children enrolled in Government Schools. These children from Primary and Upper primary schools have so big dreams and wishes, we just have to give them a push - an equal opportunity - an environment !
I am updating the campaign page for the purpose of collecting slightly more fund and as it is delayed due to elections in the state of Maharashtra and continuous rainfall in the region.
seeking more of your support, wishes and a little more time for i have been continuously talking to the shoe companies and has now decided to provide these children with socks as well.
kindly support us !

Thanks and Regards
Vinay Singh  
Dear Supporters,
i would like to congratulate you all for we have achieved our second goal amount of 50000 rupees. This all became possible because of your trust, hard work and dedication for the better present and future of the children in India.  
JOOTA CAMPAIGN is an initiative to bring about equality for the rural children enrolled in Government Schools. These children from Primary and Upper primary schools have so big dreams and wishes, we just have to give them a push - an equal opportunity - an environment !
I am updating the campaign page for the purpose of collecting slightly more fund and as it is delayed due to elections in the state of Maharashtra and continuous rainfall in the region.
seeking more of your support, wishes and a little more time for i have been continuously talking to the shoe companies and has now decided to provide these children with socks as well.
kindly support us !

Thanks and Regards
Vinay Singh  
6th October 2019
Dear Supporters,
We have already achieved our first goal of 30k for providing shoes to around 300 School children. But the utopian inside me wants to touch as many children as i can !
Joota Campaign is not just an online fund raising campaign but this is leading a change in the mindset of people regarding needs & safety of children.
A tangiable & sustainable change which is slowly driving the teachers and parents to understand the need. I am sharing such an initiative of teachers in on Zila Parishad Upper Primary School, Nanhi, Kurkheda, Gadchiroli.
The teachers of this school after attending a session of mine on Joota Campaign donated shoes to their school children from their own pocket.

I salute to such teachers and thank them for contributing directly to the students.

I am hopeful that we all will help these children to be their own superheroes ! Giving my best to find right shoe for right foot. 

Thank you all

Thanks & regards
Vinay Singh - Gandhi Fellow 
Organizer at Joota Campaign 

Dear Supporters,
We have already achieved our first goal of 30k for providing shoes to around 300 School children. But the utopian inside me wants to touch as many children as i can !
Joota Campaign is not just an online fund raising campaign but this is leading a change in the mindset of people regarding needs & safety of children.
A tangiable & sustainable change which is slowly driving the teachers and parents to understand the need. I am sharing such an initiative of teachers in on Zila Parishad Upper Primary School, Nanhi, Kurkheda, Gadchiroli.
The teachers of this school after attending a session of mine on Joota Campaign donated shoes to their school children from their own pocket.

I salute to such teachers and thank them for contributing directly to the students.

I am hopeful that we all will help these children to be their own superheroes ! Giving my best to find right shoe for right foot. 

Thank you all

Thanks & regards
Vinay Singh - Gandhi Fellow 
Organizer at Joota Campaign 

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