Save A School, Show your Love

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Project Why

In December 2018 when I first posted and joined PROJECT WHY circle via Damyanti, I didn’t know it will give me such a platform to help virtually too. It’s been years I left Delhi and feel bad that had I been there I would have certainly gone there personally. I will surely try when I visit to go and meet the team.

First of all, It was Anouradha Bakshi is supporting slum children’s education especially “#GirlsEducation, against all odd and her work is commendable. Anouradha came up with a new education model that not only minimized school dropouts but also helped them climb up the merit list.

Project why, Okhla center

Furthermore, ProjectWhy Okhla education center began its activities in 2004 to address the problems of children who were targeted by drugs and other mafias. With no schooling in their area, and not aware of the importance of schooling it was not a smooth journey.
The only option to start school was a space near a garbage dump. It was ‘reclaimed’ and classes began under a plastic sheet held by bamboo poles. The center is the result of hard work from its staff and founders, who have faced everything from littering to assault from criminal elements in order to keep it running for all these years.

To spread the word about this wonderful center who need help so that they can continue working for the underprivileged and save many more lives you may either donate to the center or spread the word through social media, either ways your contribution will be valuable for the teachers: Mithu, Sophiya Tirkey, Pushpa Kumar, Naresh Bharadwaj, and their school!


Since 2005, Project WHY runs a computer education program.  Mithu started as a student, worked his way up to being a teacher’s aide, and then took over as the computer teacher.
Mithu Mandal, a Computer teacher at Project why Delhi lost his legs to polio at the age of 3. At Project Why, he not only learned about computers but became good enough to teach children how to use them.

The Project Why Okhla center where Mithu teaches, supports the education of 350 children, quite a few of whom also learn computers from Mithu. Without this center, Mithu would not have a job. It is therefore important that we do not allow this center to shut down because that will impact the lives of these children. Project WHY reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women. so, let’s help spread the word.


Help Naresh Bhardwaj, a Teacher who has turned School dropouts in the Okhla and Giri Nagar slums to toppers. Naresh Bhardwaj, who has worked as a security guard and a shoe salesman, has taught hundreds of students at Project WHY for the past 18 years.


WHAT IS NEEDED for Project Why

To give us time to find a sustainable source of funding, the Project WHY Okhla center needs:
1.    4 Staff honorariums for 6 months:       379, 104  (5,330 USD)
2.    Electricity for 6 months:                            9, 000      (125 USD)
3.    Learning aids and stationery                  15, 000      (210 USD)
4.    Laptop for Mithu                                       33, 700      (475 USD)
5.    Internet                                                        3, 000         (45 USD)
6.    Bank fees for fundraiser                         48, 379
      (680 USD)

Total                                                          488,183    (6, 865 USD)


Let’s help Mithu raise Rs. 488, 183 (6,865 USD).


Even more, For info visit and read some really inspiring stories of the teachers who work at the center.
To be part of Valentine Blogathon just click here Save a school, I feel privileged to be part of it.

Find Project WHY on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please help spread the word and share the story to your friends and family on the hashtag  #HelpMithuSaveSchool. If you wish to contribute, just click here: #HelpMithuSaveSchool
Please help Mithu, Sophyia, Naresh, Pushpa, and the other teachers to save the Okhla center. #HelpMithuSaveSchool



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This is part of my Positive Humans series I have been writing on people who are an inspiration, motivation with their attitude of gratitude and ever helping nature. There are many unsung real-life champions who have helped or contributed towards the betterment of our society. Let’s learn from them and be a helping hand to others. Meet more motivational humans here.


We are the World Blogfest

This post is part of the #WATWB We Are the World Blogfest, a monthly event created by Damyanti Biswas. “We Are the World Blogfest” which seeks to promote positive news. Sharing these stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.

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6 Responses

  1. Very laudable effort. God bless.

  2. Thank you so much for your support. I look forward to your visit to Project Why. Love and hugs

  3. Thank you so much, Pragun! Came by via the WATWB list and found this–so moved that you’ve supported this blogathon.

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