My hope is somehow, I can provide education for these children. I have started a campaign to sponsor these children through the Ghandi Center in Kolkata. So far we have helped five children to attend boarding school in Don Bosco Ashalayam so that means they are no longer living on the streets. I am going back in March to continue my work and provide some kind of academic to the children still at the Ghandi Center. Hopefully, I can take a few more children and place them into boarding school.
I don’t how I will be able to help all these children except trying to help one child at a time. And if I can only help one more child, it will be at least one less child living in the slum. I don’t know how to raise money or ask for help and for some of you who know me, you know how stubborn and quiet I can be when it comes to asking for help. But this time it is much more than I can handle on my own and it is something I can’t walk away.
When I go back in March, I am hoping to bring with me as many supplies as I can bring to help these children and also their families. What I am looking to bring are school supplies and used clothes for the children and of course any money I can raise to enroll them into boarding school. Since they are living on the streets, new clothes make no sense to give them.
If you would like to help me in this endeavor, there are many ways you can help and all you have to do is contact me. If grass-root is a term used to describe projects starting from the ground up, well this project is one single seed. I don’t have a website, business cards or any of the things I would need to even call this a foundation; except for a name, Faith-Hope-Love, and a desire. You can help me by doing any of the things I don’t know how to do well from web designing to fundraising. All I know is that for me to help these kids, it costs me 1500 rupees (~$28) a month per kid and that is something I can afford to give…one child. I would love to be able to do more, but for now I do what I can (I have five and counting) and pray for providence.
I thank you for whatever help and support you can provide.