A small step can be a giant leap: Around 400 Million of children around the world lack access to basic necessities, such as food, clean water, sanitation, medicine, shelter, education, books, fun, family, laughter, love - but there is hope. We can bring difference by just choosing a small percentile of that million counts; to help poor children have a better future in a number of ways.
I have been associated with UPAY for the last 3 months and nothing can be more satisfying than watching a kid smile for whatever reasons may be by our small helping hand. Dressed in dirty clothes and barefoot is how they come to class but with a brighter hope that they can change their fortune; to tackle the new hurdles of life and emerge standalone in the society.
Education is the most powerful weapon to change today's world: We at UPAY primarily focus on imparting knowledge to kids from Nursery to Class-10; providing them the necessary textbooks and stationery items to help them learn. With every class, the bundle of joy keeps increasing and the worries are kept at bay. We at UPAY not only focus on studies but also on the overall development of kids.
a) Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it: Sports teach you to win honorably, lose gracefully and work as a team. Win or lose, one should believe in giving his/her best. Rewards to motivate them will act as a catalyst in their learning process
b) Nurturing hidden talent may bring out an artist from a cave: Bal Sabha helps them to identify hidden talent in them. Some are good dancers, some are good speakers, some paint well, some are good in drawing, etc.
c) Art is making something out of nothing: Art and craft workshop can even help them to earn by this method instead of begging
d) Bad habits are like a good bed – easy to get into but difficult to get out of Cleanliness drive to help them understand the need to keep our environment clean. An unhygienic environment can lead to various diseases or even an epidemic.
Prevention is better than cure: Being a slum, the area is filthy. A small initiative like health checkup can save these 55 families from serious diseases. Health checkup camp for 55 no of students and their families will help them to identify if they need any kind of vaccination or treatment.
The annual stationary expense for 1 center: 20000
Annual Expense of books and teaching material: 4000
Annual Expense of monthly gift for 1 center: 12000
The annual expense of sports activities: 6000
The annual expense of extra-curricular activities: 8000
Annual Health Check-up Camp: 10000