Milaap recently visited the slum where we are working with the kids (smiling in the picture below!) for a little over 6 months now. Based on their assessment of the work we are doing, we were covered by the BetterIndia blog – http://www.thebetterindia.com/56077/gandhi-fellows-slum-kids-back-to-school-mumbai-kandivali/
Last year we ensured 8 kids went back to school despite the event of a fire razing down their entire slum. We are still struggling with 2 of the other kids, since their family life is in dire straits. But we cannot let our potential failure with 2 kids hold us back when there are so many others to reach out to.
This year, as the new academic year starts, we are narrowing down on 15 more kids – 10 in Delhi and 5 in Mumbai.
In addition to the funds we have from our first round of collection, we are trying to raise Rs 35,000 more, as fees for these new kids varies from Rs 2000 per month to Rs 5000 per year.
Help us raise the fund and send more kids back to school! Our fundraiser on Milaap is at https://milaap.org/campaigns/urjayati