Establishing strong partnerships with environment conscious businesses.
You can help a child break free from the clutches of poverty and gift the child a future full of hope through supporting the child’s education.
VIDYA’s focus this year is on a group of government Anganwadis* in the Koramangala slum area.
Growing up in a church environment, I was made aware of the needs of the people around me from a very young age. Children’s needs quickly catch my attention even today and over the years I have been actively involved in raising funds to support children at various children’s homes.
Recently I became aware of the struggles of families around me. The primary desire of parents is to provide a good education and decent lifestyle for their children and thus they work hard to make that happen. I am a strong believer in the power of education for the betterment of an individual and in turn the society. As a parent, I understand the ever-increasing expenses of education in our city. I found myself restricted in my financial standing and unable to extend substantial support to such families, therefore, I reached out to my friends’ circle. Many drops make an ocean and through generous contributions I have been able to channel financial support to families in need. The circle continues to grow and you are part of it now! – Susan Timothy.
Organizing sports activities for children.
Holding awareness programs.
Medical camps for children and parents.
Nutrition for children by supplying fruits and milk.
Rajendra is a hard-working father of two children. He works cleaning cars in Koramangala. His wife Salamma (a home maker) and he have one desire in life- to see their children well educated and grow up to be well placed in society. They have enrolled their children in English medium schools to ensure they receive a good education. Their daughter is going to the 9th standard and her hobby is to read. Their son is going to the 8th standard and like any other boy his age he enjoys a game of cricket and football. Both children are aware of their parent’s efforts towards their education and do their best at school.
Sumita is a young and single parent, grappling with the difficulties of raising a beautiful daughter of 8 years old. Having been abandoned by her husband, she supports herself and her daughter by working in the house keeping department of a private hospital. She is a protective and loving mother with the deep desire to educate her daughter well. Through educating the daughter Sumita wants to empower the child to be able to follow her dreams. The little one loves sports and dance. She enjoys painting and is a good student in school.
Vikram drives an auto to earn his daily wages and his wife Madhavi supports him through working in the housekeeping department of a private hospital. Together they try to make ends meet and to give their 4-year- old son a good future. Their precious son was born with congenital cataract (this means that the eye's natural lens is cloudy instead of clear. Vision is hampered to the extent that cataract surgery is required for removal of the child's natural lens). The little one is going to start school this year and the excited yet anxious parents are hopeful for a healthy and secure future for their son.
There are many more families around us who require a helping hand to be able to educate their children to empower them for a good future. Let’s join hands and make those dreams come true.
You are welcome to nominate a family that you feel deserves financial support towards educating their child/children. The only criteria is that at least one parent should be working and have the desire to educate their child/children. No bias on age, gender, religion, etc.