A bit about Shyam and his family
Anyone who happened to interact with him, always fondly remember him as a cheerful, artistic and a kind hearted person. He always had his big smile on, and used to spontaneously break into a song or a dance, and ensured everyone around him had a good time. He used to be the first one to step forward and help people in need, in whatever way possible.
Sharada is a home maker, and is also a skilled embroiderer. She's working as hard as she can, by knitting sarees throughout the day, but that's not enough in making the ends meet. Sonu is a strong hearted young girl who has completed her high school and interested in pursuing further education, however has now started to look out for work to support the family in such crisis. Mintu is a bright boy who apart from being very good in academics, also shares his father's artistic gene, which shines through in his sketches. Mintu was studying in DAV Public School, and was a teacher's pet. Post Shyam's demise he had to discontinue this school and has relocated to his grandmother's village and now studying in a basic school, which hasn't been the appropriate platform to hone his talent.
Shyam isn't covered by any insurance nor is his family getting any pension from his employers. He also took a home loan to build their modest house. Our extended family supported them with the immediate needs , and pooled funds which could only last 6 months. While nobody can ever fulfil the void in their lives, as family, we resolved that, Sonu and Mintu get the right education they deserve, help Sharada build on her embroidery skills to make it a viable livelihood and pay the home loan off so that they can at least breath in peace. Hence, we appeal to you to come together and contribute to safeguard the family’s future and ensure a good education for Sonu and Mintu - just as Shyam wanted for them and would have done for any one of us without a second thought.
Thank you, and please keep Shyam and his family in your thoughts.
Yes it is. You are welcome to reach out to the following people who are directly connected with this effort:
Abhishek Alam(Citrix) : https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhishek-kumar-alam-b0a03111/
Karthik Alam (Google) : https://www.linkedin.com/in/karthik-kumar-alam-a3ab0660/
The funds will primarily be used to pay the home loan and educational expenses for Shyam's children. Currently, the family does not have an assured source of income and therefore, the funds may also be utilized for the family’s sustenance and help Sharadha set up a viable livelihood through embroidery.
How much money are you targeting to raise?
We are targeting to raise ₹ 20 Lakh. We’ve come up with this based on the current funds available to the family, the amount required to clear the home loan, expected cost for Sonu and Mintu's education as well their immediate expected expenses given no current source of steady income.