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Teach for India: Help Our Champions From Malvani Become Real Champions

Hi friends,
As you all know of the COVID -19 pandemic, which has affected millions of people all over the world, both rich and poor. But it is affecting the poor the hardest.

Most of our children do not come from very well off backgrounds. Most of the parents earn money on a daily basis. Some drive auto's while some work in small karkhanaas. Ever since the government has enforced the lock down in our country life has turned hell for most of our parents. They have no way of earning for these 21 days and are struggling to pay rent, buy basic groceries to feed their families and eventually this will lead them to remove the children from schools.

I and my co fellow request you humbly if you all could help us one last time. A basic amount can help us send funds across to the parents in need. We have already helped two families of our children thanks to the donations we have from before. The parents have been very embarrassed to ask for help and we believe they have had to ask as the situation is grim. Shreya and I are directly sending small amount of funds to the parents that are in need and we are confident they will put it to the correct use.

Who are we?

We are Shreya Ghosh and Rukhmini Bhatia, Teach for India Fellows of 2018. We are the Didi’s to a class of eager to learn and enthusiastic 42 children. We teach at Rose Mary English School in the slums of Malvani in Malad (west), Mumbai.

Where are we now?
Some of you have been a part of this journey for 2 years with us and have seen the children grow with us. They are now in grade 4 soon going to grade 5. With your help and support they have grown beautifully. They have also got a lot of exposure thanks to your help.

About the children
The school our children go to is right in the middle of a Mumbai slum called Malvani. All our children live in and around the school. While their parents are invested in their education and try to give them the best they can afford, it is not a guarantee for good education. The fathers are mostly auto drivers or working in small workshops. The mothers work as help in various homes or work from home making either match boxes or adding embellishments to clothes, trying to earn that little extra money.

Malvani is a city in itself and can be a difficult place to grow up in. Low hygiene levels, small houses, gangs and violence are just a few problems of this mini city. In all this chaos the parents are trying their best to give their children an excellent education. We are here to provide them with just that.

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21st April 2020
Dear Donors,

We are closing this campaign for now. We want to thank you all for the love and support you have provided us for the last two years. Your donations have helped many families and children and we will always be grateful for that.

Thank you,
Rukhmini and Shreya.
Dear Donors,

We are closing this campaign for now. We want to thank you all for the love and support you have provided us for the last two years. Your donations have helped many families and children and we will always be grateful for that.

Thank you,
Rukhmini and Shreya.
15th April 2020
Hello Donors,

We are happy to inform you all, that with all your love, support and donations, we have helped 28 families in total.

We even got in contact with an ex-student who was with us in grade 3 but left us in grade 4. He had to leave as his family could not afford his and his sibling's education. They had been struggling during this time and they were very happy to receive help from us.

We have been receiving thank-you written as well as voice messages.

Thank you once again.
Shreya and Rukhmini.

Hello Donors,

We are happy to inform you all, that with all your love, support and donations, we have helped 28 families in total.

We even got in contact with an ex-student who was with us in grade 3 but left us in grade 4. He had to leave as his family could not afford his and his sibling's education. They had been struggling during this time and they were very happy to receive help from us.

We have been receiving thank-you written as well as voice messages.

Thank you once again.
Shreya and Rukhmini.

6th April 2020
Hi Donors,

We have helped 17 families to date, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the families are of the students or class. We have helped two of the aunties who work in our school and a child from Grade 6.

The donations will help them with food and house rent. A lot of families are facing issues of overpricing of groceries in their area. They are grateful for your help.

Thanking you,
Shreya and Rukhmini.
Hi Donors,

We have helped 17 families to date, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the families are of the students or class. We have helped two of the aunties who work in our school and a child from Grade 6.

The donations will help them with food and house rent. A lot of families are facing issues of overpricing of groceries in their area. They are grateful for your help.

Thanking you,
Shreya and Rukhmini.
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Goal: Rs.300,000

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