Giving something back is very important in todays world and is something I am passionate about.
CAREducation helps children around the world irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion or background. One of the Eight UN Millennium Development Goals was to achieve Universal Primary School Education by 2015. Of the 70 million children who cannot go to school, at least three quarters live in India and Africa in dire poverty. CARE strongly believes in equipping impoverished children with an education and (or) a vocational training, to help give them the opportunity of a better life. It also work on the basis of zero administration cost.
Rickshawalas was an entrepreneurial idea where members of CARE Youth drove our own Rickshaws through 1800km of Indian roads from Bhuj, Gujarat upto Manali, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to raise £30,000 for underprivileged children. Here in the U.K we are so privileged to have had the opportunity to free education and healthcare. However, in less developed countries millions of children are living in poverty, with no access to healthcare, education and basic sanitation. Rickshawalas was our chance to give something back and inspire change.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, runs a school meal programme, feeding over 1.3 Million underprivileged children daily in more than 8,260 schools in 18 locations, across 8 states in India. This was the ‘YASE Challenge’ chosen charity for 2012. All participants in the ‘YASE challenge’, were given the opportunity to build invaluable entrepreneurial skills by organising innovative activities and projects to fundraise for under privileged children in developing countries.