Meet Delhi University Student Sakshi Sharma. She Is On A Mission To Spread The Joy Of Learning Amongst Underprivileged Children

Posted by BitGiving
February 22, 2017

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Sakshi Sharma is a student at Delhi University. When not studying, she uses her time for social work. She is passionate about educating underprivileged and wants them to imbibe the habit of learning and reading. How does she plan to achieve this? Read on to find out!
Sakshi volunteers with  NGO Protsahan India Foundation, and is keen to stock their library with books from Pratham and Menstrupedia comics. She also wants to organize a puppet show to raise awareness about social issues. As a first step, she will be conducting four interactive session with the girls at Protsahan to encourage learning and add to the personality development program instituted by the organization.
Protsahan is a social enterprise that uses creative education and art innovation to empower street children and young adolescent girls. The organization uses design, art, cinema, technology and digital stories to bring about change and impact the lives of children in unfortunate communities in a positive manner.
Pratham books is an Indian brand of children’s books. They want make to make books accessible to every child and inculcate the habit of reading in young children. The books cover a range of genres including early readers, fiction, non-fiction, and storybooks on science, history, mathematics and nature. They have had the distinction of working with many of the country’s renowned authors and illustrators and their books have won several awards as well. Menstrupedia is a friendly guide to periods which helps girls and women to stay healthy and active during their periods. With a team of dynamic and passionate people with complementary skills, Menstrupedia aims at delivering informative and entertaining content through different media. Menstrupedia is a small but definitive step to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation for ages.
For the purpose, Sakshi has started a crowdfunding campaign . The funds will be used to buy comics and books, and also organize the puppet show. The comics will help in educating the girls about menstruation, and the story books will teach them valuable lessons. The topic of the puppet show will be on child marriage – to make the girls aware of this issue.
Let’s support Sakshi in her mission and spread the joy of learning.


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