Who are we raising funds for?
When you see the small kids begging at the traffic signals and railway stations or picking rag from the nearby waste, with shabby clothes and grimy hair having no sense of hope about the future, for about a minute or two we definitely feel pity.
Think about the choices you have when you see such hollow-eyed faces!
What do we think about it?
An easy option is to stop by and help out with a penny. But offering a mere penny is not a lasting solution to the prodigious problem of begging and child labor in the country. For a situation like this, a sustainable solution has to be sought after, that is, by educating the young ones to work out a healthy livelihood.
"We believe that if a child can't go to school, a school must reach him."
And with this thought, UPAY, is working for the education and holistic development of underprivileged children through 40 centers in 8 cities in India, impacting the lives of more than 1800 kids over the past 10 years with the help of around 300 volunteers.
Our dedicated team of volunteers reaches out to them, sets up a “FOOTPATHSHAALA” and teaches them. While another team of volunteers reaches out to the slum areas of the city through “REACH & TEACH” centers, where the kids can’t study due to adverse situations or lack of awareness and resources and teach them the basic subjects.
What do we need funds for?
This fundraiser aims to provide our existing beneficiaries, who are mainly the beggars at the traffic signals, child laborers, or kids in the remote villages devoid of enough resources and opportunities; with equal and better educational resources so that every child gets an opportunity to read, grow and succeed. To fulfill the dreams and liberate the young and innocent minds from the social and economic backwardness and reach more homeless children in the coming time, we will need funds amounting to Rs. 10 Lacs this fiscal year.
How will the funds be utilized?
UPAY is converting the Footpathshaala centers into integrated learning centers whose focus will be to educate, empower and build happy and healthy childhood through classroom studies, skill development, and fighting malnutrition and other health issues among the street children. The funds raised will be utilized to develop the required infrastructure, provide an annual supply of bags and other stationery for the children, hiring full-time staff for conducting classes, providing nutritious after-class meals, uniforms, and hygiene kits for adolescent girls' other basic needs which the beneficiaries cannot afford.Read More
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