Soni was a student in our class - a brave, brilliant child, whose modest background never limited her dreams. If you meet her, you will be awed by her kindness, intellect, and maturity. She was a topper throughout secondary school. With her sheer determination, she got admission in Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya(RPVV), Civil Lines, a coveted government school in Delhi. Getting into RPVV was a dream come true for her, but she was working harder to fulfill her father's dream of seeing her become a doctor.
But, on a cold December evening, all of her dreams were shattered when Soni lost her father due to a brain hemorrhage.
Soni's father left behind his wife, who was financially dependant on her husband, and 3 children of which Soni, 15 years old, is the eldest. Kajal studies in 9th grade while Rishu, the youngest is just 9 years old. With the departure of Soni's father, there's no bread earner in the family. Neither are there any relatives who can help the family financially. Currently, Soni's mother has been not keeping well and is not in a position to earn. With every passing day, the family's savings are dwindling, putting their dreams and hope at peril.
We are a couple of Teach for India fellows who had taught Soni. We are raising funds to help her family sail through these difficult times. The amount raised will help the family of four meet their basic needs like food, education, health, and other essentials. And more importantly, it will allow the kids to have a secure environment and propel them to work harder to fulfill their dreams and aspirations.
Soni's family expenses are roughly 12,000 INR per month(the breakdown is written below). We are trying to raise funds for her family so that Soni clears her Class 12 exams without any unnecessary pressure.
Last year has been harsh, and for families like Soni, it couldn't have been worse. If our help doesn't reach them soon, a bright star will perish in oblivion. We are reaching out to people like you, people who are do-gooders, people who have faith in humanity, people who care for every single dream and wouldn't allow these dreams to shatter.
1. Grocery: 5000
2. Education: 5000 (For 3 children)
3. Miscellaneous: 2000