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You can help Children attend school again
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  • Sehba

    Created by

    Sehba Imam
  • Ss

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Students struggling to pay fees

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Story

Schools are open again, but some children are unable to pay their fees. 
8 students in Malwani need you help to continue their education. 
These children are in class VI and are unable to give their exams due to non-payment of fees.
Most of these students are first generation learners. Their parents are employed in unorganized sector as tailors, hawkers, autodrivers etc.  the lockdown has been really harsh on them, and with basic necessities taking priority, they are unable to afford the school fee for their children. 
All of these Boys and girls, 10 and 11 year old are bright, hardworking and way more serious about their studies than most kids are, because each one of them is keenly aware that education is their ticket to a better life. 
We are Teach for India Fellows, and we URGENTLY need your help to bring them back to school. 
Please help. Donate generously - any amount you can. because every penny counts. 
If everyone gives even a little, we will be able to cover the amount for sure. 

All we needbto raise is Rs.200,000/- (Rupees Two Lakhs only).

The amount will help 10 students pay their school dues

If for some reason you are unable to help financially, please help by forwarding this link to someone who can. 

READ ON to know more about our students, the school and us.

Ansar's Story: 
Ansar (name changed), was a bright student in class IV. He lives with his parents and three other siblings in a single room in Malwani.
Ansar is the only person in his family who can speak in English and his parents are super proud of him.

Ansar's father owned a small card printing workshop which he had to shut down during the Pandemic. Stressed and preoccupied, he met with an accident which has caused permanent damage to his spine. He wants his children back in school, but he is helpless.  

Ansar has now been out of school for almost 2 years. His accumulated pending dues are upwards of Rs.20,000/-

Jayati's Story: 
Jayati (Name Changed) is Ansar's classmate. Her father drives an auto, has big dreams for his two daughters and did whatever he could to send them to a private school for a better education.

In their single room dwelling in Malwani, the daughetrs have saved news articles of students from humble backgrounds who have made their parents proud by joining IAS or other competitive exams. The elder daughter dreams of cracking IPS, while Jayati, dreams of becoming an air hostess some day. 

Jyati's father has taken the heartbreaking decision of slashing his dream, for his daughters, into half. He can afford school fee for only one of them. Since the elder daughter is in class X, her education was prioritised, so she is back in school. Jayati now stays at home. She tries to not let her bright smile dim, even as her eyes glisten with moisture, when we ask her if she missed her classmates and teachers. 

Jayati and Ansar are just 2 of the 10 odd students who need your support for. With your help they can be back in school, chasing their courgeous dreams. 

INFORMATION:
The funds will go to Rose Mary English High School in Malwani, Mumbai as school fee for the students.  

So far the school has supported the community by distributing rations and organizing vaccination camps for parents of their students.

Low on funds, Rose Mary is stretched to the limits to pay its teachers. Most of the teachers come from the same locality and support their families with their salaries.

Sehba and Sarishtha - the fund Raisers.
We are Teach for India Fellows working with class VI at Rose Mary School. Like the families of Ansar and Jayati, many of our students have faced grave hardships through the Pandemic. These children have lost out on almost two years of learning. Many of them have completely lost touch with what they had learned. When shown books or asked questions, they sometimes sound like they are coming out of a learning-coma as they start recalling tables, alphabets and other facts.

We are desperate to bring our students back to the classroom.

You can help us raise a total of Rs. 200,000/- (Rupees Two Lakhs only). This amount can bring back 10 students.

 CONTRIBUTE ANY AMOUNT. 
 EVERY BIT COUNTS.

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