Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Off to school!!!

Finally the deed was done on the 18th of June. We managed to admit about eight kids to the BMC school at Samta Nagar, Kandivali East. The parents of the kids, also curious to know how the school admits children without taking a birth certificate, tagged along. The Principal called the kids one by one and asked them about themselves, some of them were shy though one or two spoke to her like they had known her for years.

Then she instructed one of ther staff members to enroll the kids and spoke to us about the kids. She was requesting us to make sure that the kids dont lose interest in studies and that they dont drop out. She also said that the school will give the kids everything from books to uniforms to schoool bags, to even a meal at midday.

So DreamIndia will continue to conduct weekend classes through its volunteers, Marshniel, Gajanan, and new volunteer Swati. In case you or any of your friends are willing to join in and make a difference in these children's lives, please let us know. Mail us at Mumbai@dreamindia2020.org or call me at 9967968679.

The difficult part has been achieved, but we have to keep going so that the children dont lose interest.

1 comment:

Neha said...

I have no words for your efforts and dedication in what you believe in!! Hats off! Kudos! bingo! cheers! salute!

Since loong time I am not able to give myself for any of the activities..No excuses here. I think I lost my dedication somewhere.. I will try to join you for the Kandivili weekend class..