It is a common site in india to see children walking to schools without even slippers,
not to talk of shoes.These kids are from very poor families. Parents can not even afford a
pair of school shoes for their children.
Many kids end up with diseases or fungus that seriously threaten their health,while walking barefoot to school. Providing school shoes for needy students is an effective way to provide protection to their feet on their way to school and instill a sense of hope. Children are less likely to skip classes if they are provided with a comfortable attire.
About Campaigner :
Nirvahanvan Foundation support children of “Nat” and “Raj Nat” communities of Rajasthan that are migrant communities and were traditionally dancers and entertainers. These communities have rich histories of dance and folk songs. But Children from these communities have been excluded from mainstream education system and mostly end up falling in trap of prostitution. Nirvahanvan Foundation provides children from these communities holistic education so that they are able to find alternative livelihood opportunities.
There are a total of 540 children studying in the bodhivriksha schools and many of these children are waiting for someone to help them see a new daybreak and a new possibility.