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Have you met my Amazing Inspiration? #AtoZChallenge

By 01/04/2016April 23rd, 2018atozchallenge, Project Why

So it begins. 26 days of posting through April, for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, instead of the usual 8-10 per month on this blog. As mentioned in my A to Z theme reveal, I’m going to talk about a small non-profit with a large heart from New Delhi, India, for all of April: Project Why, founded by Anouradha Bakshi.

Blogs have brought me many blessings, and Anouradha Bakshi , or Anoudi, as I call her, is one of them. I first saw her picture in a Singaporean newspaper, where they had featured her work with Project Why.

 Anouradha Bakshi

Anouradha Bakshi and the kids

I started following her blog (follow it if you want a very real take on the issues facing India), and read her impassioned posts about the problems faced by many underprivileged children in the slums of New Delhi.

When I first visited Project Why, I understood what Anoudi meant by seeing things from the heart. The classes were all filled with love, from crèche all the way to the senior classes and the Women’s center. Everywhere I went, there were smiles, and there was welcome.

I have since started working with Project Why to help in any little way I can, but my inspiration is Anoudi, who began it all at a dark period of her life. Having lost her parents, and battling depression as a result, she decided to make a difference in the lives of those who needed support. Project Why is the result: today this tiny organization works to empower the community to take on their own responsibilities. Read more about them here and here.

Project Why insists on spending most of the donations received on the kids and the women, finding innovative ways to cut corners on overheads. Anoudi’s honesty, and her unwillingness to make a circus of the slum dwellers makes it difficult for her to raise funds.

Through the month of April, I’ll be taking the spotlight to Project Why, and tell you the stories of those this organization impacts, and those who create the magic of Project Why.

I’ve volunteered at Project Why and the feeling of love and fulfilment is indescribable. Would you like to be a Project Why Ambassador? If you cannot make it to New Delhi, could you Donate to bring a smile to a child’s face? What would you like to say to Anoudi, and the Project Why Family?

To Donate to Project Why, CLICK HERE.
To Contact Project Why, Click Here

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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