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I would like to share my story with you regarding my ‘slums to school’ education program. Please take out few moments out of your busy schedule and give this a read.
I have been told that there comes a moment in life that models your perceptions of life and changes it completely. That very moment happened to me in 2016, when I was on my way to drop my daughter off at her early learning center. It was an ordinary day for me as dropping my daughter off at her learning center was a part of my daily routine.
But, something happened that day, which not only broke my heart but also changed me as a person. So, on my way to my daughter’s learning center, I stopped at the stop light and I saw two kids trying to sell color pencils and I just could not stop thinking about their future and their education. I spent the whole day thinking about how I could help these kids and make their lives better. I mean, those kids were very young around 8-10 years old – what did they do to deserve this?
From the very next morning, I knew what I had to do. I had to do something about these kids, and I just couldn’t let it go. So, I started to look for kids in my vicinity who went to workshops where other young kids worked. I spent as much time as I could at the workshops. I went to people’s houses as a caretaker, looking out for kids and helping them in any way that I could. Seeing a smile on their face made me happy and as time passed, I got addicted to it. It seemed as if making them happy was the only thing missing in my life.
After weeks and months of hard work, I finally started bringing kids to my house for educational needs. Initially, I only had 3 kids but without losing hope, I kept trying to increase the numbers. In 2017, after a lot of hard work and determination, I managed to increase the number to 35 by August. That’s when I started to look for a place where these kids could stay and learn at the same time. I wanted to give them every average kid their age has and does. So, I started to look for a place that would help me establish a proper schooling system with uniforms and proper classrooms to offer, so that these kids, my kids feel no less.
After a lot of hard-work, determination, help from friends and literal sweat-and-blood, I not only achieved my dream of opening a school for these kids but also managed to provide these kids with top-quality volunteer teachers. Hassan Foundation School aims to provide educational support to the local community – to bring the street children, beggars, child laborers to school and give them free education.
This school is truly committed to serving people with love and support. We work like a family where every member is working towards a single objective – helping the underprivileged sections of society. The main focus is on helping those who are in need of proper education. Children are, in fact, the future of a nation and they should be furnished with the instrument of education, thus enabling them to bloom individually and contribute towards the advancement of society, therefore, educational charities in this regard can make a huge difference.
My belief is simple – everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue their fantasies and wishes. Here at Hassan Foundation School, I am fighting battles for children who deserve education, who deserve to go to school. We aren’t associations, rather a ray of hope for those who have stopped smiling. This school composes different charitable events and battles with the help of others to raise funds for the schools’ activities and gather education donations. Various therapeutic/health-related projects have been effectively completed, yet with your assistance, significantly more is expected in the future.