We are the World Blogfest (#WATWB) focuses on positive stories no matter where they’re found. It is all about spreading peace and humanity on social media.
In the spirit of WATWB, In darkness be the light, today I share the story of Project WHY’s teachers.
“Each teacher takes care of 45 to 50 children in a day, that is 50 lives, 50 dreams, 50 futures. And they do it year after year, then over 10 years each teacher teaches and mentors 500 kids. So by adopting one teacher, you are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children.The average cost of a Project Why teacher is 10, 000 rupees a month (145$ or 130 euros). That is all it takes. We urge you to adopt a teacher as an individual, or a group of friends.If a few people get together to commit to giving a little each month, you can easily fund a teacher. You will receive updates on the teacher, on the children they teach, and the difference you’ll be making in these precious lives.It is possible to make tax-deductible donations from the USA and France, and you can also contribute from the UK, and other countries.
Adopt a teacher, and change many lives. Help us help these teachers and children, and keep alive our dream of education for all.”
My debut literary crime novel,”You Beneath Your Skin,” published by the fab team at Simon and Schuster IN is slowly making its way into the world. It is available in India here. Worldwide, here. All my proceeds go to Project WHY and Stop Acid Attacks.
What positive stories have you come across of those making a difference through their work? Have you met teachers who do their work exceptionally well? Would you like to help out these teachers from Project WHY?
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This is awesome; you are awesome; I’ll make a donation today. xox
That is wonderful what these teachers do indeed.
You are an inspiration, that’s a wonderful idea to share happiness as the teachers deserve it.
So we have met these teachers, Damyanti. We have met them through your giving voice to their story, and, through them, the story of many more little ones. You still imbibe what WATWB means to us. Long may it be so. Thank you.
I am deeply touched by these teachers’ selfless giving and also by your generosity, Damyanti. Thanks for inspiring us all (and for writing such an engaging page turner!)
Congratulations for winning the Fay Khoo Award and sharing the award money for the salaries of the teachers. You are simply awe-inspiring. More power to you!
All these teachers are absolute stars!
They absolutely are!
Hi Damyanti – such a wonderful idea … so much better to support the teachers, who then benefit so many children. Fantastic – and such a great #WATWB post … I’ll be back. Cheers for now – Hilary
I do hope all the teachers can be adopted.
That is a great idea.
Thank you for sharing!!… “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Kahlil Gibran
Incredible!You are certainly doing a great work and I am sure you will find lot of help from people across the world.Thanks a lot.
It is amazing what these teachers do. I am in awe.
I’ve seen them work so hard through the years. If anyone deserves to keep their job, it is them.