Pahal-Ek Nayi Soch was conceived in 2015 as a response to our growing realization that Education is central to the survival of the Rural Poor. With this belief, Pahal-Ek Nayi Soch has initiated its education program with 500 children in the age window of 5 to 13 years, from the ‘Musahar’ community residing in the villages of Laxmipur Block, Jamui (Bihar).
Traditionally, the widespread poverty amongst Musahars has led them to consume rats as a source of protein and hence the name “Musahar” ( “Musa”(Rat) + “Aahar”(Eat) ). Musahars are unskilled labourers and are landless. They are deprived of means of livelihood and education. The search for food is the everyday struggle for this community, and in this scenario education, health and sanitation are not priorities for them.
Pahal’s vision is to achieve an equitable and dignified world of Education for laboring communities as they represent a vulnerable segment within the vast spectrum of informal workers thriving to provide quality education to their children. With the onset of COVID-19, our operations took a hit. The utmost necessity became providing one square meal to the children as the parents also had to lose their work and managing one square meal became an inevitable challenge.
When the entire world is focussing on saving cities, Pahal- Ek Nayi Soch is determined to save the children from the 2nd wave and most anticipated 3rd wave of COVID-19. As immunity has been a crucial factor in one’s safety; a one-time meal would contribute to maintaining at least the bare minimum nutrition standards for maintaining their health.
Campaign The current fundraiser aims to raise funds for providing a one-time meal to 500 children during the lockdown period (approx 30 days). The meal shall comprise rice, dal, sabzi, and egg. With INR 750 you can support a child’s food for a month. To support 500 children we require INR 3,75,000 (500*750) To know more about our initiative you can visit us http://www.pahaleknayisoch.org/ or follows us on Instagram @pahaleknayisoch