16 February, 2019

Show the Love, Save a School #ProjectWhy

We have been forwarding multiple messages through WhatsApp or Facebook and sharing to all our friends about the Valentine's day but if there is one message that it's worthy to share is this.

I am happy to share these details about Project Why via a blogathon hosted by Damayanti, a fellow blogger.  




This is about a group of children at Okhla Industrial area in  New Delhi who used to live near railway tracks and since they didn't have a school, sometimes they are often targeted by local mafia who would use them to steal from the goods trains. Two extraordinary women - Sophia and Pushpa took the challenge of starting a small school for these underprivileged kids in a tent replacing the garbage dump. Slowly, this small initiative by Project Why grew with 100 children getting education there and now the Okhla center has class XII! 




Today, this center has 300 children getting education from 12 dedicated teachers. But, the Okhla center funding is coming to an end in March and so, they are in a danger of closing. 

Mithu Mandal lost his legs to polio at the age of 3 and was never interested in formal education.

At Project WHY, he not only learned about computers but became good enough to teach children how to use them.

PROJECT WHY ACTIVITIES

Project WHY is a flagship programme of Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, which provides educational support to underprivileged children. This non-profit, after-school support programme goes beyond academics, to include life skills and all-around development.

Project WHY reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women.

Since 2005, Project WHY runs a computer education programme. Mithu started as a student, worked his way up to being a teacher’s aide, and then took over as the computer teacher.


If you would like to help Save this school, please help through the below fundraiser. Every penny counts!

Here is the link for the fundraiser. 
Donate now

Until next time,

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