School of Promise
I am the only person from my village who is lucky enough to be pursuing higher studies with blessings and hard works of my parents and loved ones.
As my sixth semester ended and it was a time for my vacation, I packed my bags and was smart enough to have saved some amount of my Pocket money so that I could buy some gifts for my friends and families as planned.
I got on my bus and then train, crossed 3000 miles super excited to see my friends and families.
I reached my village early 5 a.m. in the morning and just as I had expected no friends or families were sleeping, they woke up at 4 in the morning and was waiting for me.
It was a very proud moment for my friends and families as I returned from my college studies to visit them, the moment was not less than a soldier coming back home from the battle ground after earning a victory for his nation.
& As I wanted to give them more happiness, I immediately reached out to my bag and distributed the gifts and after a while as I was done receiving tons of love and blessings again from them , I thought it would be the best for me to wander around my village and meet everyone I had missed in between.
Every villagers were so happy and proud of me & as I would pass by them and the ones who had recently shifted in my village, I could hear them whispering behind me saying “So, he is the boy whom everyone talks about ?” and this walk ,it will forever be the walk of my life..
Villagers congratulated me with a big smile in their face and after that they would tell me “I wish my child could be just like you and none other in the world”.
I met everyone not leaving a single person in my village and “I wish my child could be just like you” would be the only sentence which would end our conversation.
This hit me hard, matter of fact very hard. It made a great impact on my soul and I could not even fall asleep thinking about it.
And now it has been a week I am back in my college and every night I go to sleep this is the last thought in my mind.
Now the only thing I pray to God before I go to bed is that “God, as you have shown me the way & led me in this path. God, I don’t want to keep on walking alone. I want to turn back, grab the hands of these less fortunate children, show them the way and bring them along with me.”
This is my only prayer and this is how “School of Promises” is born.
Dahung, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
The people of Dahung earn 200 Rupees per day which is approximately 3 US Dollar after working whole day as a physical labour. The most highly paid are the drivers who earns 350 Rupees which is 6 US Dollars per day, with these rate of income the parents has to make the hardest decision of their life whether to send their child to school or buy one time meal with these money.
So, I decided to start a NGO ‘Gorkha Helping Hands Foundation’ supported by my friends and families and my only mission is to send these kids to school as I promised myself.
With the help of your donation for these 359 children.
We will be able to Enrol them in school, Provide them uniform, text books, bags & all the stationary item.
& Lastly, we will make the world a better place and we will be the change that we had always wished to see in this world.
‘School of Promise Project’
Gorkha Helping Hands Foundation.