My children do not lead perfect lives. The problems and challenges they face are as unique as them, and yet, they work hard to make sure that they can become capable of solving their own problems, and the problems of people around them. Their ambition, their curiosity, their spirit is what drives them to be better learners, better teachers and better human beings than they are now. From an architect, to a teacher, to an automobile designer, to the CEO of Teach For India, and even the Chief Minister of Karnataka, they want to be it all. In just 3 years of Teach For India intervention, they have blossomed into empathetic, rational, kind-hearted thinkers, with a drive to learn, a determination to succeed, and an aim to make change. As their facilitator, and their teacher, it then becomes my responsibility to give them the tools they need to be all this, and more.
My approach to provide my children with opportunities that will help them get closer to their goals is two-fold. Firstly, I want to ensure that the place they spend their time with me, their school, is a place that they love to come to everyday, a place that they feel safe and comfortable in. The fellows who have worked in the school previously have taken steps towards this, and I aim to sustain and better these efforts. Secondly, after ensuring that their primary learning environment is conducive to learn in, I wish to create those opportunities for them, give them the exposure they need to learn to make informed choices about their future.
The money I receive from you will help me achieve this goal through multiple ways: ensuring that the 500-odd children in the school have a stable and sustainable source of water to drink from for the entire school day; enabling their learning by repairing broken light and fan fitments in the classrooms they sit in; transporting them to external opportunities like football matches for Just For Kicks, or the Robotics competition for Dream Design Robotics Program; taking them for eye check-ups, dentist appointments, providing them with soap dispensers and class hand sanitizers so that their learning isn't impacted by their health issues; giving them access to new-age modes of learning by taking them for field trips and educational visits; enhancing their learning by providing them with innovative reading, writing, listening and visual material in the form of storybooks, dictionaries, audio books and documentaries to watch; keeping them safe in their classroom by repairing/replacing broken benches and desks and helping them feel comfortable in their school by making sure that they don't have to brave the summer heat in their classrooms without lights and fans due to power cuts.
You will be able to see our journey through the updates I will regularly post here. If you wish to donate to us through non-monetary means, wish to spend time with the children or have talks with them about who they want to be when they grow up or can connect us to people who can help, then you can contact me on my email from this campaign page.
My children and I thank you in advance for supporting us and helping us take steps towards being the best versions of ourselves!