It’s the month of love and most of you would be all set to celebrate. How about spreading the love some more so it can help change lives for the better? How about doing something ‘hatke’ this Valentine’s Day? How about:
- Helping a girl get back to school?
- Joining the force against hunger?
- Shatter the silence over child sexual abuse?
Yes, all your love and support has helped shape a lot of lives since we launched our new feature ‘Donations’ on FreeCharge. Read up and feel proud:
- Miraj Shaikh is a 14-year old child with learning disability. Over the years, he has proved his mettle in sports. He exhibits excellent performances in indoor games like Carrom and Table Tennis and in outdoor games like Athletics, Cricket and Long Jump.His passion lies in Cricket. This was evident during his exceptional performance during the Inter-School Vishesh Cup cricket tournament where he won the best player title. He was also part of the winning cricket team which secured first place in a contest organised by AWA Maharashtra.
With the help of Save the Children India, Miraj has excelled in a new sport called Floorball. He participated at the State-level Floorball Games organised by Special Olympic and Mattel, and ranked first among 12 particpants. This qualified him for the National-Level Championship. Between February 1-9, Miraj participated in the National-level Floorball Games at Bilaspur (Himachal Pradhesh), and returned with a Gold Medal.
- The government primary school, in Nagfena village, Odisha, saw attendance of only 36 children out of the total 65 children. And the reason for this – the school’s damaged roof.
CRY – supported project ADHAR team and gathered the community, the Gram Panchayat and the School Management Committee members, met with the Block Education Officer to give a written complaint and requested for an immediate solution. Consequently, a new building was allotted to the school and also the damaged building was repaired. This new building has separate toilets plus drinking water facilities. A result of which, the student attendance has gone up by as much as 44.62%.
- The lanes in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha where young Muna used to go for ragpicking were shady which the city dwellers didn’t like to frequent. There was no scope for him to get access to any form of learning. Save the Children intervened and got him enrolled in the National Child Labour School, a bridge school meant for child labourers. Muna proved to be a bright student. Save the Children continued monitoring his progress in the school and provided regular counselling to the boy. After two years, he was able to make a transition to a formal school where he now studies in class 6.
Don’t these stories inspire you to do more for these wonderful souls? So make a difference and donate to NGOs like Save The Children, CRY, The Foundation and many more via FreeCharge.