Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This is what we did this morning....





Priyanka, Renu and I decided we could do with some smiles today. We landed up at the street school which is right opposite the school our children go to. We pass these children sitting on chattais, rote learning their lessons, every single day, and we have been off and on, handing out stuff to them. We just decided to make it official. We've taken up the responsibility of a day of the week each where we give each child something for a snack. A packet of biscuits. A fruit. A cupcake. Anything that would make them want to come to school and learn. And we will get them books. And stationery. And whatever we can get to keep them motivated in attending the classes conducted in the open.
This is the germ of a proposed India Helps project, we are working on. We're still investigating how we can take it across Mumbai or across India. Serendipity, Sumita and Sayantani are working on that. But right now, I'd like to leave you with some happy faces. And, yes, that is me doing the handout stuff. I think they made me happier than I made them.....

4 comments:

choxbox said...

Yay to you!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Good Job !!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Kya baat hai...
God Bless !

Sree said...

Glad,there are people who do sincerely make an effort to reach out.