Art of Living meditation camp for the slum kids

In October 2015, we organized an Art of Living meditation camp for the kids of the IMG_3157
Damunagar slum community near Kandivali, Mumbai. It was to help kids increase their levels of concentration, be more positive in daily life, and to decrease aggression in the kids.

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Two very dedicated Art of Living volunteers – Ms. Deepali and Ms. Savita – very sportingly scaled the height at which the slum is situated for a whole week, so that they could conduct these sessions.

First fund raising event – Raddi Sale

IMG-20151112-WA0006Our first fund raising event was a raddi collection and sale drive at a residential society in Versova, Mumbai. With the help of a few volunteers, we dedicated a Sunday in October 2015 to collecting newspapers, plastic and metal from the houses of the people in the society, which we eventually sold to the raddi wala in the area to raise funds for the kids.

We discussed with the residents what their raddi sale money would be used for and were pleasantly surprised by the cooperation of many residents. That is not to say that there weren’t people who slammed doors on our faces as well – but it was quite a humbling experience to be doing this.

We raised about Rs 5000 from this one-day drive, which helped us kick-start the process  of sending 8 kids back to school.