National, August 15, 2021: In order to help street children kick-start their educational journeys and write brighter futures for themselves, Delhi-based NGO, Wishes and Blessings, commemorated the 75th Independence Day of India in a distinctive way by distributing educational kits in Delhi. Through this initiative, the organization hopes to guide these destitute children towards independent and empowered lives, enabling them to make their own informed decisions. The NGO believes that this will create a ripple effect, and the children and their parents will prioritize education.
“Through this drive, we at Wishes and Blessings are hoping to set in motion the educational journey of these underprivileged children. By providing them with access to educational supplies, we hope to create a foundation for independence and empowerment. Our children are like seeds. If nourished properly, we will have a progressive nation and a healthier society!” says Dr. Geetanjali Chopra, Founder & President of Wishes and Blessings.
The Wishes and Blessings core team distributed 75 stationery kits to destitute children in Madipur Village, Delhi. Each kit contained: pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, sketchbooks, and crayons.
“This stationery kit distribution will act as positive reinforcement and will encourage both children and their parents to take education seriously. At the end of the day, the main objective of this drive was to provide resources that otherwise would not be made available by the families of these children, because of their financial situation. Besides, we also provided drawing books and crayons in the same kit so that these children could experiment with colours. Who knows, maybe a new artist emerges from these streets!” continuesDr. Chopra.
“We felt good to see that Wishes and Blessings is doing so much for our children. Education is fundamental to have a brighter future. We don’t want our kids to take daily wage jobs in the future like their father. Since the team has helped us so much, we will also ensure to do our best to support our children.” says Seema, mother of a beneficiary.
“The children were really excited to receive these stationery kits. We truly feel blessed to have kick-started this positive change in their lives! It was heartwarming to see children who have never held a pen before to hold these kits close to their hearts, with hope to start writing better futures for themselves!” say Barkha Hazarika, Mohd Junaid, and Anand Chandrashekhar, Core Team, Wishes and Blessings
Wishes and Blessings Education Initiatives
Wishes and Blessings has been running various education-centric programmes since 2014. The organization ensures to make education accessible to every child under its wings. The NGO is constantly working with children in need to empower them with knowledge along with emotional security so they can support themselves in the future. Through Sponsor a Childhood Programme, the organization facilitates the education of children from a variety of demographics which include underprivileged children, children living with HIV and visual impairment, orphaned children, and children with special needs. Under their Street to School Programme, the organizationacts a bridge between the street and the school, and has been providing informal education to over 500 children living in vulnerable situations. Till date, Wishes and Blessings has guided 1000+ children towards happier and brighter futures.
Wishes and Blessings
Wishes and Blessings is a registered NGO based in Delhi, with a presence in Assam, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Set up under the aegis of Dr. Geetanjali Chopra in 2014, the organization cuts across the spectrum of gender and age to help those who need it. The NGO is a unique platform to connect donors and beneficiaries, to bring together those who are blessed to help those who have unfulfilled wishes. They believe that happiness is not just an end, but a means to an end as well and therefore do not have one focus area but 6 causes among which are education, nutrition, care for elders, relief, customizable charity and the overall cause of happiness.