People who made a difference by beautifying some of Mumbai’s railway stations are now gearing up to make a difference in the lives of school students in rural village.
The volunteers of Matunga based NGO Making A Difference have recently adopted Vehelpada Village near Palghar and will be working towards the betterment of the education situation and basic facilities for the school children in the village.
Talking about the initiative, Haresh Shah, founder of the NGO, said, “The project will help the students empower themselves. So far over 60 volunteers have been registered for the initiative. Every Sunday, one team of around 10 volunteers will be visiting the village and will be working on skill development of the students and teaching them.”
The NGO has been working on this social initiative for the last one and a half year. They started with 40 orphan children’s education and beautifying various railway stations in the city.
“The aim of adopting a village was to provide basic facilities to the children related to education, hygiene and health. The school runs classes for Class VIII, IX and X. The volunteers will be helping the students by teaching them, playing games and conducting various activities for them,” said Dharmesh Shah, joint secretary of the NGO.
Through the initiative, around 165 students of the village will be benefited.
Reported by DNA