It is common in India to stop at traffic lights and see a young girl with dirty hair and a wide smile gesturing to her mouth; or a boy selling tissues or trinkets. It has also become far too common, on a micro and macro level, for India’s thriving middle class to look away – or worse, to look through. It may not seem a sophisticated concept, but it is groundbreaking for one reason: when the film’s wealthy children see poor children begging, or heading off into the bushes to go the toilet, they actually notice them. Unlike the adults, who have learned that windows can be opaque, these children see clearly to the other side of their prosperity and privilege.
Do we have to wait for this generation to grow up before we stop tolerating the current levels of inequality and poverty? No one is asking Indians to look through a looking-glass.
UPAY- Underprivileged’s Advancement by Youth- which translates in Hindi as – A solution believes that Education is the only means to uplift the Nation. With the objective to remove disparities in the field of education, we’ve come up with an initiative of transforming streets into schools with the help of a volunteer-based offering. The mission is to join hands with the immensely rich and already literate human capital of India to eradicate illiteracy from the rest of the country and break the seemingly unbreakable deadlock through a tailor-made curriculum as per the child’s need.
Over the next year we wish to expand our reach to help more such marginalized families and children. The donations made to this campaign will change multiple lives for many generations to come. Your donation will help me reach more children and transform their lives.
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