Education- A Game Changer

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela

India is a country which is further divided into sub countries. I say Countries and not States because the ethos and cultures are so different in every state that you can hardly believe that you are in the same country once you move from one part of the country to the other.

I live in New Delhi which is the Northern part of the country and help a charity in Kerala which is the tip of India, well, almost. My daily encounters include people from all walks of life including the laundry man’s children. The laundry men in New Delhi are generally poverty-stricken and illiterate. The laundry man in my society has 6 children and no has limited means to feed them.

I was talking to his elder daughter one day who is in the 12th grade and asked her about her future plans. She smiled and asked me instead, “What future?”, I said, “Your future, what are you going to do after you pass out from the 12th grade? College? Job? What will you do?”. She smiled again and told me that that’s it for her. She wont be studying any further. This is all her mother will allow her to do. She added that whenever she sits down to study, her mother forces her to work and complete house hold chores, passing these exams is a big deal for her.

Tanushree's Photography

Tanushree’s Photography

Zoom out of that scene. I am now walking on dusty paths of Kerala in a village to visit a beneficiary family’s house for my charity. The house is clean and the mother is a widow. Sh serves as a domestic servant in the nearby houses and feeds her three children, two daughters and one son. As we started talking to her she tells us that her daughter is in her second year of Under Graduate program in Pharmacy. On asking how she is paying for her fees, she tells us that she kept the little gold jewelry she had as mortgage to pay for the college tuition fees. She adds that she understands the importance of education and she wants her younger son and daughter to get educated too and escape this circle of poverty. By the way, her son wants to be a Computer Science Engineer.

My mind was whirling with these contrasting characters. Two mothers, both love their children and still this huge gap of awareness and knowledge about what is right and what is wrong for their children. First and foremost, I give credit to the nonprofit as with their resolute efforts and countless counselling sessions they are able to bring about this drastic change.But it’s always on us as to what we do with our lives. We always get help in some form or the other. But what we do with the help is always on us.

While this woman lives in a small village, the laundry man’s wife lives in the capital of India, doesn’t it account for anything? Any sort of awareness? So I always give credit to the person who changes her/his life and her/his family’s life.

Tanushree's Photography

Tanushree’s Photography

In all these events one thing which is clichéd for centuries and is true, came out in solid in front of me and it was the importance of Education.There is one answer to all the miseries related to poverty and that is Education. Education was and is a Game Changer for the society and at least for the society of India. We are still living deep in superstitions and Education can end that. We still have a long way to go and we can inspire people to change their centuries old beliefs. There is lack of motivation and awareness. I take responsibility for that as I am not doing enough to change the psychology.

We need inspiration and with the kind of youth India has, it wont be difficult. Nothing is easy and it is difficult to solve a problem when we are clueless of its solution. We know the answer here so we have a path. It wont be as tough this time. Not just India, but any country can only move forward when the part of population which is struggling to make ends meet gets educated. Education not only brings bread but also opens up locked doors in minds. It makes a person think logically for not only self but also for the family. It’s almost like Magic. old_notebook-wallpaper-960x540

“When you know better you do better.”
― Maya Angelou

What do you think?

Acts of Kindness

hgI read in a book that Only orphans have the power to choose their parents and when they do, they love them unconditionally.

I had a similar experience in an orphanage situated in Kerala, India. This orphan is tied to the charity I help, but due to lack of funds, it is not receiving any aid since long.

DSC00834The orphan only houses girls and these girls stay there from the time they are born to the day they go away for higher education or get married. In short, the orphanage is their home, their only hope.

I spent a day there and I cried. I listened to their stories and talked to the sisters who took care of them and from that moment I got emotionally attached to them. My heart yearns to help them and I am sure if you see them, you will feel the same.

This cause is close to my heart and that is why I am here asking for help from You. I want to make these girls happy, I want to give them a better future and I want you to be a part of this dream.

I have started this campaign and it would mean a lot to some girls in India if you provide them with some financial assistance for their future. I am not asking for much, say, donate the money you were going to spend on that next purchase of a new dress or a pair of shoes. Through this campaign you have the power to change some lives.

???????????????????????????????WHY would you do it? For humanity, for adding a good karma to your life, for transforming an innocent life for something better in life.

WHERE- Click here to Change a Life

HOW- 1. If God is kind enough to bestow upon you the power to help financially, then please do :)

2. If financially you are unable to help me then please spread the word around by blogging about it. Ask your readers to help, I am sure there are many out there who want to and who can. This will make the campaign a huge success, that is only if you want it to be.

3. A Facebook share, a Tweet or any form of social media will also work wonderfully for this campaign.

??????????????????????????????? I assure you one thing, 100% of the funds collected will go directly to the Orphanage.