Last week I visited the Project WHY Okhla Centre which runs after-school support for 350 children from the nearby underprivileged communities. Some of the teachers established this centre 14 years ago, at the site of a dustbin.
They braved all kind of odds. Starting off as a tent– they not only had to brave the natural elements but also to contend with local goons breaking up the structure, which they repaired each day.
The teachers at the Project Why Okhla Centre do not wear capes, but they’re heroes all the same:
Naresh, who has turned dozens of near-dropouts into toppers. I met a bunch of his students and will be sharing their success stories in the coming weeks.
For Valentines day, we could show them the same love that they continue to show their students.
If they do not receive funds these teachers will have to work without salaries in the coming months. That’s why I’m requesting my blog family to come together in a blogathon to support a fundraiser for these teachers.
Named by Holly Jahangiri, this Festival of giving is called:
(Show the Love, Save a School)
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The giving can be in the form of contributions, or it could take the form of sharing on social media.
To participate in the blogathon,
- Write one or more posts to talk about love, any kind of love at all, and about honoring the ones you love.
- At the end of your post, mention and link to the #HelpMithuSaveSchool fundraiser
- Add the graphic above to your post and sidebar, with links to this post, or the fundraiser.
Do’s and don’ts for the blogathon:
Please do not add links to your blog home page, only to the blogathon post.
All links will be moderated before being added. If you don’t see your link a few hours after you’ve added it, please drop a link in the comments.
If you plan to post in the coming weeks, till the 28th, you can drop a line in the comments.
If you’d like to give some additional help, please add the blogathon logo to your sidebar, and link it to this post or the fundraiser.
Pls share the posts on all social media using the hashtag #HelpMithuSaveSchool.
Visit the others on the linky list, and share the love. More the merrier!
CLICK here to find the #HelpMithuSaveSchool fundraiser
You can post once or more from the 14th to the 28th February, and add link of the post to this list:
What are you doing this Valentine’s day? Would you like to write for this Blogathon? Would you like to save a school on this Valentine’s day?
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