The pandemic has hit us hard. We stay inside our homes doing online meetings, classes, playing online games like Call of Duty, Ludo, Valorant, etc. But you know there is still a section of society where even the basic things are not present, where people are still using that keypad Nokia cellphone which doesn’t even have internet facilities.
These areas are common in our country. For example, India’s largest slum, Dharavi, Bhalswa Village, is the largest slum in our National Capital. We are suffering nothing in comparison to the suffering of the people of the slums.
Education is one of the basic rights of our country, but in reality, people in slums are very unlikely to be able to go to school. There are many NGOs in Delhi that are working for people selflessly to make them happy and educated. In this cause, I can assure you and introduce you to a great organisation trying to help people and people happily volunteer for them in their noble cause.
So, to tackle this social backwardness, some people have come forward with the vision of free education for all and started an NGO called Pechaan The Street School. This is a 6-year-old organisation that has created many bright futures for our country, crossing the borders of these slums and making children and their families names.
This NGO operates in Delhi, but they also have centres in Noida and Dehradun. Every weekend, they go to nearby slums and teach underprivileged children in slums. They give them chocolates, bring them stationary, books etc. and ensure that their studies are not stopped.
Nowadays, because of Corona, they can’t go and teach them physically, so they all switched to online mode for the sake of their students, but the problem was that most of their students didn’t have smartphones in their house. So to address this issue, the NGO started smartphone donation drives and asked people to donate their useless smartphones.
They have decided to encourage more people to join them in their great cause as it is everyone’s right to receive a basic education. But nowadays, people don’t care about the poor and most schools are only interested in making money and gaining fame. So, it is our responsibility not to forget these people and lend a helping hand to them, to make them feel as if they are not alone.
We are with them at Pechaan The Street School, so why are you waiting to remind them of your responsibilities and to take a pledge to help the needy with us?