Scrounging for plastic bottles and metal in the garbage dumps of Basai Basti and then looking after younger siblings was a daily routine of 10 years old Monika a few months back. Amidst such a situation she had a stark encounter with Ms Purnima one day. Little did she know that this meet-up would change her life!
Monika belongs to deprived family of four siblings and ordinary parents. Her father working as a labour in the local press is the sole breadwinner for the family. Forget education even ensuring a square meal is a luxury.
Fast forwarding to today Monika is a regular student at Maxvision School where Feeding India donates mid-day meals to the kids. She is one of the brightest students in the class and aspires to be a SCIENTIST one day. During our small conversation with all excitement, she exclaimed-
“I love coming to school. I love the food served here. It is very tasty and yummy. It gives me the energy to think and concentrate.”
Seeing food as an encouragement and growth of Monika her father enrolled all 4 siblings to the school. In a meeting, her father said – “I am happy to see my kids attending school. The food provided here is a bonus. Now my wife and I don’t have to worry about the food while at work. God bless Feeding India!”
We are inspired to see the impact of our work on the lives of our beneficiaries. Supporting them and giving wings to their dreams Is what keeps us going.