Posted on | February 25, 2010 | No Comments
When you post after a 3 month hiatus, it had better be good.
I though this would be a good way to return.
I received this via email from a colleague.
Who personally knows Aditi, the author of this email.
So I’m doing the next best thing I can.
Asking you to read it as well.
This email is actually an appeal and since I want you to truly understand what I am trying to say, I will not take any short cuts.
As you may all know I am a fellow with Teach For India. This stated very simply means, I am a teacher. I teach 45 children in a low income school in Goregaon East and make a difference in the lives of about 300 children in the school, in different ways-big or small.
My co teacher and I took 6 of our students to Oberoi Mall, Goregaon, the other day. This outing was conducted with the aim of celebrating their success. Each one of the 45 children was given a differentiated goal to achieve, 6 of them made it.
At the end of a very happy meal we took them to Crossword Book Store. The sale was on and all the books were out on display. My kids walked in and were truly mesmerized by the sight. The colours, pictures and everything there, was a treat. They picked up books and sat on the carpet, reading.
Some understood, while others simply read.
This is the thought I had while we were there. If you put any child in a place that offers learning, a child will learn without being taught. This store had so much to give.
My class is really colourful. Its walls are plastered with a lot of information. They have storybooks to read, but most of them have been read.
We need books.
Here is my appeal:
In case you people have books, magazines, activity books, picture dictionaries, normal dictionaries, and all or any form of literature suitable for children between 6-14 years – those that you have outgrown, those your children have outgrown, your nieces and nephews, and everyone else – please could you pass them over to me?
I promise, as long as the material is in English, it will be used.
Send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a way to collect the gifts.
Looking forward to receiving support from you. Cause I truly want to believe that everyone wants to help, but does not know where exactly to start from.
Feel free to begin
P.S- please circulate this to everyone.
Indira Aditi Rawat
Teach For India Fellow.
Class Teacher- 2B
Divine Child High School
Malad East, Mumbai.
“One day ALL children will attain an excellent education”
PS: Aditi’s kids won in the ‘Top 20 Category’ in the Design For Giving Project. Out of 33000 registrations.
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