There is a world where parents dole out big fat notes to get their kids educated.
This is the world where most students spend time in lavish universities, buy all books that they don’t read, drive around crazy on bikes/cars bought out of parent’s money.
Weekend movie, stylish vehicle to travel, pocket money in the range of thousands, latest phones, branded clothes and shoes, friend hangouts, PS3/Xbox, Weekend party, smoke, beer/wine are absolutely a MUST for these awesome students in the city. Not having these becomes a matter of life and death for them.
Students NEED their parent’s to afford all these… this is college life Yo!…
and still they DONOT value their education!
What if there is a world where these students have to study in colleges which have broken walls,
if they never have access to a TV,
no power at home and have to study in the night under a lamp because the mornings have to spent working superhard in fields/as laborers to earn for their own and siblings education, for their food & living,
if all the day’s hardwork earns them an average of 60 rupees per day ( Yeah that’s right .. a burger cost’s more than that! )
What if they have to pull these off on strength from two in-sufficient meals a day?
What if they cannot afford to travel to college everyday and study on borrowed notes per week and yet do well in studies……… AND what if these student’s have to one day realize that they will have give up their education, that they value so much ( a contrast from most city students ).
YES, they do give up their education (which they have been managing on their own hard earned money) to support their families. They hate to give up education, it hurts, a lot, but they have to!
Enter Saayam Cheddam Foundation(SCF), a bunch of people, mostly includes youngsters’ who feel the pain of the Less-Fortunate World, and most importantly DO something about it.
I’ve had a chance to visit one such less-fortunate world (Chandur Village and two other villages near Jogipet, Andhra Pradesh) with SCF last weekend.
SCF has been helping these students with guidance, counselling and funding their education.
This visit we’ve met more people, heard them out, understood their needs, documented them and are now looking to extend support; as always.
If you are a helping hand, you could join SCF at Orkut (click here) or Facebook (click here) and voice your intentions.