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Charan Paduka Movement!! let's put chappal in Migrant's children feet

"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
 Video link: https://youtu.be/vwmHG-Z8eqM
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. 



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
Contact - 7017787806
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17th May 2020
Dear supporters,

I hope you all are safe and healthy!

As we all know that the whole word is fighting from the Corona Virus and lock down condition across the glob.
In our country we see everyday that poor people are dying while migrating from one place to another place, walking barefoot to 100 miles along with small children and wife.
unesco's latest report on Migrating Labourers says that "out of every 5 migrating labourers there is one child"

Thousands of people are bleeding on roads and on highways to reach back to their home and villages. Yes! they are barefoot in this scorching summer and melting hot lava like roads. Small children are crying like anything and their parents have no option but to keep walking thousands of kilo meters.

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/ek-chappal-de-do-sahib-plead-migrants-as-their-feet-bleed​​​

The pictures are heart breaking as most of us are engaged in providing food to them but then a shoe or a chappal is equally essential for those who have to walk burning their toes.



Only few have chappals to walk and those to suffer when they have to walk long distances.
And those who are barefoot are loosing their life on highways!

Guys! we have already started with helping these children and their parents around and have created a network of volunteers across the country to serve our barefoot walking children!

On 16th May 2020 we have conducted a chappal donation drive in on Indra chowk, Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. We are able to benefit more than 100 migrating labourers and their children on the day!
Our volunteers have not just gifted chappals to the barefoot children but also to the differently able people around.


Thus we have started making a dent on the present condition of labourers and need more time and resources to go...!!

I am personally very thankful to all supporters that they have made all possible help to us but now i am expecting more from you.
I feel earlier we were helping barefoot children in government schools only but as now schools are closed and most children are moving with their parents, i think this is the right time to help them!!
So allow me to extend the date of the campaign to benefit as much as possible.
I am seeking your further support in spreading the words and bringing more contribution to the campaign!!


Thank you

Vinay Singh
Gandhi Fellow
Organizer at Charan Paduka abhiyan and Joota Campaign.
Call me at 7017787806 for volunteer or sharing details of migrants
.
Dear supporters,

I hope you all are safe and healthy!

As we all know that the whole word is fighting from the Corona Virus and lock down condition across the glob.
In our country we see everyday that poor people are dying while migrating from one place to another place, walking barefoot to 100 miles along with small children and wife.
unesco's latest report on Migrating Labourers says that "out of every 5 migrating labourers there is one child"

Thousands of people are bleeding on roads and on highways to reach back to their home and villages. Yes! they are barefoot in this scorching summer and melting hot lava like roads. Small children are crying like anything and their parents have no option but to keep walking thousands of kilo meters.

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/ek-chappal-de-do-sahib-plead-migrants-as-their-feet-bleed​​​

The pictures are heart breaking as most of us are engaged in providing food to them but then a shoe or a chappal is equally essential for those who have to walk burning their toes.



Only few have chappals to walk and those to suffer when they have to walk long distances.
And those who are barefoot are loosing their life on highways!

Guys! we have already started with helping these children and their parents around and have created a network of volunteers across the country to serve our barefoot walking children!

On 16th May 2020 we have conducted a chappal donation drive in on Indra chowk, Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. We are able to benefit more than 100 migrating labourers and their children on the day!
Our volunteers have not just gifted chappals to the barefoot children but also to the differently able people around.


Thus we have started making a dent on the present condition of labourers and need more time and resources to go...!!

I am personally very thankful to all supporters that they have made all possible help to us but now i am expecting more from you.
I feel earlier we were helping barefoot children in government schools only but as now schools are closed and most children are moving with their parents, i think this is the right time to help them!!
So allow me to extend the date of the campaign to benefit as much as possible.
I am seeking your further support in spreading the words and bringing more contribution to the campaign!!


Thank you

Vinay Singh
Gandhi Fellow
Organizer at Charan Paduka abhiyan and Joota Campaign.
Call me at 7017787806 for volunteer or sharing details of migrants
.
7th April 2020
Dear Supporters,

hope you all are healthy and safe at your respective places!

The whole world is seeing a difficult time due to Corona Epidemic.  We do not know till when we have to suffer in lock down situation and how long it would take us to end this.
But i am happy that we all are united in this difficult time and helping each other by one or other means. I have been in continuous talks with the teachers, students, their parents and district administration regarding providing every possible help to the students living in remote area and are in need of our support.
I have a heart full of thanks to you guys, who have contributed immensely to the cause, to the children. May be because of your support and donations, these children are able to wear shoes and keep there feet away from the virus and infection.


 
This picture shows as how vulnerable these children are!

But your continuous support and motivation is changing the picture, changing people's mindset and improving student's life.

The picture shows the change you have brought in these lives!

So, i want to tell you all that you are really kind and have a great heart and you deserve everything good on this earth. I wish that you all overcome this hard time and remain physically and emotionally fit so that we can keep doing our responsibilities and fill our mother nature with love and mutual care.
I promise to continue shoe donation drives to the children in different schools just after this lock down is over. I will keep posting and updating you regarding all progress we make.

Thank you...

Vinay Singh 
Gandhi fellow 
Gadchiroli, Maharashtra 
 
Dear Supporters,

hope you all are healthy and safe at your respective places!

The whole world is seeing a difficult time due to Corona Epidemic.  We do not know till when we have to suffer in lock down situation and how long it would take us to end this.
But i am happy that we all are united in this difficult time and helping each other by one or other means. I have been in continuous talks with the teachers, students, their parents and district administration regarding providing every possible help to the students living in remote area and are in need of our support.
I have a heart full of thanks to you guys, who have contributed immensely to the cause, to the children. May be because of your support and donations, these children are able to wear shoes and keep there feet away from the virus and infection.


 
This picture shows as how vulnerable these children are!

But your continuous support and motivation is changing the picture, changing people's mindset and improving student's life.

The picture shows the change you have brought in these lives!

So, i want to tell you all that you are really kind and have a great heart and you deserve everything good on this earth. I wish that you all overcome this hard time and remain physically and emotionally fit so that we can keep doing our responsibilities and fill our mother nature with love and mutual care.
I promise to continue shoe donation drives to the children in different schools just after this lock down is over. I will keep posting and updating you regarding all progress we make.

Thank you...

Vinay Singh 
Gandhi fellow 
Gadchiroli, Maharashtra 
 
14th March 2020
A JOYFUL FRIDAY!
Joota donation drive #9


figure 1. Students entering school barefooted.

On 13th March 2020, we visited Khobramenda Zila Parishad School along with the Kendra Pramukh, Resource Person of SSA and Program Leader of Kaivalaya Education Foundation.
It was very hot that day and only a few children were sitting in the classroom. We went into the village and called the children from their home. It was easy to convince them to come to school but hard to see that all children had to walk bare footed to the school even in this hot summer.
Walking on the stony - rough path to the school, we walked along and discussed as what they learn at school.
Watch this video showing children walking barefooted to the school  



Total children benefited through this donation drive are 26 while engaging 12 community people including Upsarpanch of the village.
Khobramenda village is a deep interior village of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Most children of this village study in a private Ashram school and few children who come to the government primary school have to come barefooted in all weather.

A HAPPY CHANGE!

figure: happy faces of children after wearing  pair of shoes and socks.

It was a wonderful feeling to serve these children and village people with whatever we could do for them. I see hope that all our supporters are working for some social cause and are change agents to the world.

Thanks and lots of love on behalf of these children to all our supporters and donors.

Vinay Singh
Gandhi fellow
Gadchiroli Maharashtra




A JOYFUL FRIDAY!
Joota donation drive #9


figure 1. Students entering school barefooted.

On 13th March 2020, we visited Khobramenda Zila Parishad School along with the Kendra Pramukh, Resource Person of SSA and Program Leader of Kaivalaya Education Foundation.
It was very hot that day and only a few children were sitting in the classroom. We went into the village and called the children from their home. It was easy to convince them to come to school but hard to see that all children had to walk bare footed to the school even in this hot summer.
Walking on the stony - rough path to the school, we walked along and discussed as what they learn at school.
Watch this video showing children walking barefooted to the school  



Total children benefited through this donation drive are 26 while engaging 12 community people including Upsarpanch of the village.
Khobramenda village is a deep interior village of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Most children of this village study in a private Ashram school and few children who come to the government primary school have to come barefooted in all weather.

A HAPPY CHANGE!

figure: happy faces of children after wearing  pair of shoes and socks.

It was a wonderful feeling to serve these children and village people with whatever we could do for them. I see hope that all our supporters are working for some social cause and are change agents to the world.

Thanks and lots of love on behalf of these children to all our supporters and donors.

Vinay Singh
Gandhi fellow
Gadchiroli Maharashtra




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