I'm Meher and I am volunteering with Tanvi who is a fellow with Teach for India, and here we are requesting you to help us out in getting the kids that Tanvi has been teaching for the past year, a chance at a bigger, better and brighter future because they truly truly deserve it.
There are about a 100 students from Sarvodaya Bal Senior Secondary Vidalaya, Mehrauli for whom we seek aid. These kids are brilliant to say the least, and they really need your help in getting a learning environment which befits their thirst for knowledge and hunger to learn.
We hope to raise Rs.25,000/- firstly to fund for their classroom supplies, inclusive of notebooks, books, stationary boxes and other basics, and secondly to help them get the examination (admission) forms for Kendriya Vidalaya and Rajkiya Pratibha Vidalaya, which promise better facilities and a chance for a more holistic development. We will also be using the funds raised to help them out with the fees for these new schools, and transportation costs, as and when need be.
In the minimal time that I have spent with them, I have come to understand, that there in fact exists a section of children who would wake up on a cold Saturday morning and be excited and willing to rush to school for extra classes.
Vijay, a 9th grader, with a commendable command over the English language shows a keen interest in human psychology, and reads the likes of Plato and Aristotle.
Abhishek, of class 7, travels 2 hours everyday, and has learnt about the history of the United Nations with figures and statistics as a preparation for an MUN.
Ajeet, has a pandora box of facts, and is more than willing to share them with his friends as he takes on my role to explain the structure of the Indian Parliament, and more so the Rajya Sabha. He does a better job than me, for he has studied the same with an enthusiasm, I as an 8th grader would never have understood.
Meeting the three of them, jolted my brain for 2 good minutes, for such are the shackles of stereotypes. And there are 97 other kids with 97 different stories, all bound by the same climax, a dream to learn and grow. And it would mean the world to me, Tanvi and these mad super explorers, if you could help them live this dream.
Thanks so much!