Dearest Mashi and Mesho’s
Thank you all for joining us on this momentous occasion and bestowing me with your blessings. It will be our greatest pleasure to see all of you who are like family to us join us there. As I step into a new stage of life and education as a brahmin, I must gain knowledge and help those who can’t do the same. As a result, we understand that many of you might be inclined to bring gifts. Instead of spending on gifts, should you still wish to gift me something, donate to organizations that support literacy in young children. There are many wonderful organizations to that you can contribute. These are in no way the only organizations, and feel free to donate to anyone you believe serves the cause. Here are a few examples of the organization I found working toward enabling access to education for young minds.
Pratham USA – Pratham was founded on the belief that every child has the right to quality education. Pratham’s efforts to determine why children in government schools were not learning led to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). This user-friendly yet rigorous tool has surveyed 600,000 rural children to quantify their learning for over a decade. It shows that nearly 50% of India’s fifth graders cannot read at a second-grade level, something they wish to amend. To learn more about their efforts, please visit their website. Please feel free to donate here if you want to support this effort.
Vidya – VIDYA is a non-profit NGO that has impacted the lives of 400,000 people, more than half of which include girls and women. Founded in 1985 by Ms. Rashmi Misra, it began with her teaching a class of five girls in her home on the campus of IIT Delhi. As a result, they build the capacity to surpass limitations, achieve goals, and become social change leaders, something our nation desperately needs. Their method addresses literacy as multifaceted– encompassing academics, vocations, mental and physical wellbeing, life skills, awareness of a fast-evolving global society, communication skills, and values. They, like me, dream of seeing an India where every child gets a quality education, every youth an opportunity to succeed, and every woman achieves economic and social independence.
For donation, please click on the link here. Vidya is working with Chetana’s foundation and has a benevity account for a donation from the USA.
Junoon – Junoon, believes that every child is entitled to education, learning. Something that is being overlooked, especially when it comes to the underprivileged children. They strongly believe that change starts with a few individuals taking a stand and that is what they do. Please visit their website / Instagram page to learn more and ways to donate.
Thank you again for joining us in such a salient stage of my life,