| Oct 30, 2016
Making dreams a reality
No dream too big for our girls
Thank you so much for your support of education at our projects in rural India. In 1989, when a teenage Girish Kulkarni took positive action to change the destiny of one female sex worker and her family, education was at the forefront of his strategy. Providing day care and evening classes in his family home to sex workers’ children physically removed them from the red light areas while providing basic education.
Fast forward to today and our education projects range from a school and IT center to vocational training centers and a larger network of evening classes in the slum areas helping to prevent child labour and marriage. We know that education provides a safe route out of poverty and many of our beneficiaries are directly benefitting from these interventions which you have helped support.
While your donation is important to help us run our projects you are giving so much more. YOU are giving them the knowledge and belief to see beyond the boundaries of their communities and to dream BIG.
Today we encourage all of our students to complete their education to 12th standard and enable those who have missed out an opportunity to return to their studies. In our latest iniatitive, we are taking the lead on running German, Korean and Japanese language classes to attract international businesses to our district. This is a part of Make in India, an initiative launched which aims to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub, and we are hoping that this will give our beneficiaries a further advantage in the local employment market.
As our projects mature, the aspirations of our beneficiaries see them nurturing ambitions to be leaders or agents of social change. They are refusing to be limited by their start in life as you can see in the video below. From Rohit who dreams of being a doctor and Ashok who is aiming for Bollywood, to future teachers Jyoti and Videka, your support and belief in them is helping all of our children to aim high. Thank you so much for allowing them to dare to dream.
Artist, doctor, engineer - there are no limits
The next Renaldo?