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Help Subhash Rao Provide Education And Nutrition For Slum Children

Subhash Rao, a tea-seller in Cuttack, has been changing lives of scores of slum children by not only providing them free education but also free meal. 62-year-old Subhash Rao has been a beacon of hope for around 100 children in a slum. For the last 19 years, Rao has been donating half of his income towards the running of the school. In 2019, Subhash Rao was awarded Padma Shri for his efforts to boost affordable education.
Subhash Rao was only six-years-old when he started working at his father’s tea-stall. “My father had a tea stall in Cuttack and I used to help him. I wasn’t a regular in school because of my family commitments. Despite being a bright student, I could continue my studies only till Class XI. My father fell ill and I had to run the stall and pay for his medical bills. I didn’t have the means to study. This motivated me to provide opportunities to slum kids who face similar hurdles which I had faced in my childhood.”Unable to complete his studies because of financial difficulties, Subhash Rao now lives his dream through children living in slums, who do not have money to pay their school fees. Subhash Rao says, “I was a good student. Bright in academics, adept at football. I wanted to become a doctor but landed up becoming a chaiwala. I knew what it was like to not have any opportunities. And I did not want these kids to have the same fate.” He started the ‘Asha O Ashwasana’ school in 2000. Rao took the step of starting the school after the saw the kids in his neighbourhood falling for petty crimes or becoming alcoholics. For every cup of tea sold at his stall, he used half the amount towards the education and health of the slum kids. He first operated from his two-room thatched house, with four children, where he provided them with food and education, completely free of cost.
 “Living and working in a slum, I witnessed the resistance of parents towards education first-hand. Living in their makeshift jhuggi jhopdis, they thought of their children as means of earning income. Instead of enrolling them in schools, these children were enrolled in menial labour. Working odd jobs and becoming domestic helpers, whatever money they earned was often snatched by the men in the home, who would buy alcohol and turn to domestic violence. It deeply affected me, every single day.”
The same parents who complained about education, gratefully look on as they watch their sons and daughters cycle to their colleges today. Rao provides basic level education – from kindergarten to class III for the kids at the school and later helps them to get enrolled in various government schools.  “Every morning, I give time to my tea stall that’s opened between 6am and 10am. From 10am to noon, I come to my school that has around 100 students. Apart from teachers, there are a few volunteers who love to teach. In the afternoon, I again open my tea stall and work till 8pm. Every day I cook dalma for them (a preparation of dal, rice and sabji). It gives me immense joy to see them relish the home-cooked meal that is high in nutrition.Subhash Rao’s house was damaged when cyclone Fani hit Odisha on May 3rd. However, this didn’t deter his efforts to feed and educate the 100 children at his school. He is struggling with the lack of funds to pay the teachers at the school. Your help can ensure that his dream of providing a quality life to the slum children stays alive.

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7th October 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support for this campaign. We have managed to help the teachers and children of our school due to your continuous support and we are immensely grateful to each one of you.

As you all are aware that last year in cyclone our house had been devastated and we had to build the entire house along with the school and we were able to do that with the funds provided.

Along with this, we have also used the funds to pay the teachers their salaries and also for the school maintenance and also to provide ration kits to the children and the teachers of our school.

Due to all of you, our kids and teachers have received a lot of support during these difficult times.  The account of Asha Aswasana slum School was provided for transfers for the same purpose, to provide ration kits to our kids and salaries to our teachers.













These are the ration kits that we usually provide to the children as well as our teachers so that they can take care of their families.

Thank you to each one of you once again and we wish to continue doing our work and provide for these children and our teachers for as long as we can.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support for this campaign. We have managed to help the teachers and children of our school due to your continuous support and we are immensely grateful to each one of you.

As you all are aware that last year in cyclone our house had been devastated and we had to build the entire house along with the school and we were able to do that with the funds provided.

Along with this, we have also used the funds to pay the teachers their salaries and also for the school maintenance and also to provide ration kits to the children and the teachers of our school.

Due to all of you, our kids and teachers have received a lot of support during these difficult times.  The account of Asha Aswasana slum School was provided for transfers for the same purpose, to provide ration kits to our kids and salaries to our teachers.













These are the ration kits that we usually provide to the children as well as our teachers so that they can take care of their families.

Thank you to each one of you once again and we wish to continue doing our work and provide for these children and our teachers for as long as we can.
8th July 2020
Dear supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support. Our school needs some maintenance and repair work to be done. The rains due to monsoon, have affected the building. We shall keep you all posted. We're currently working getting this fixed.

Thank you again!


Dear supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support. Our school needs some maintenance and repair work to be done. The rains due to monsoon, have affected the building. We shall keep you all posted. We're currently working getting this fixed.

Thank you again!


19th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your immense help. In this lockdown period, we have been able to give groceries to our school children and also pay the salaries of our lovely teachers. This wouldn't have been possible without your constant support. Thank you again.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your immense help. In this lockdown period, we have been able to give groceries to our school children and also pay the salaries of our lovely teachers. This wouldn't have been possible without your constant support. Thank you again.
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Goal: Rs.6,000,000

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