Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Suraj- The Visionary Child

Childhood is a golden era of our lives, and there is no denying that it is an inseparable part of our lives. We all cherish that time, when all we had to worry about was that little lost marble or the gully cricket match next Saturday or how to fool our neighbours on 1st of April. Among this, School was the best part of our childhood. We all loved our school-days and still can't get over those carefree fun days. Are we starting to feel nostalgic?
Now imagine, if one day in the middle of this golden time, somehow you just can't go to school from the next day! Apparently, because your father can't bear to pay the school fee anymore and you are forced to drop out. Scary, isn't it?
Suraj is one of the many dropout kids who come to our centres. He used to go to school along with an elder and a younger sister. Everything was going fine and Suraj was loving every tiny bit about his school. He liked studying and loved playing with his buddies in the school. Little did he know that his happiness wasn't going to last long and he had to drop out his school because of the dwindling financial situation of his family day by day. His father, being a labour wasn't able to take care of the whole family along with the three kids going to a low-fee private school. So he had to get the kids out of the school and yes, Suraj missed his school days. This 11 year old kid understood the situation of his family and made no complaints whatsoever. 

We have been lucky to have got him back to his school and are putting our best efforts to get his dreams come true. All Suraj has is a vision to study and get his family out of this circle of poverty so that no other kid from his family has to ever drop out from his/her school. We are sure that such a determined soul one day will achieve what he aims for!
We are also working out a way to get his sisters back to school. You can become a big support in this effort by sponsoring these children.
Trust us, it does not cost much!