My Campaigns

Let's READ - Support Children of Migrant Construction Workers

Let's READ is United Way Mumbai's campaign to reach out to 5000 underprivileged children and provide them with the opportunity to experience the joy of reading.

My Appeal

Children who read are likely to have: -Higher cognitive functioning -Better communication skills -Improved academic performance -The capacity to self learn -Greater confidence -And a broader perspective and world view How incredible it is that you can help a child have all of this simply by gifting her a set of books! It would take just 500 rupees for us to introduce the magic and wonder of books to a young child at a construction site. Once the children are gifted books, their teachers will be trained in how to make the books come alive and the children would attend book reading sessions with professional authors. Mumbai Mobile Creches does excellent work with children who have very little to call their own. Let's help them gift books to 50 young readers and open up a world of possibilities.

Project Details

Mumbai Mobile Creches runs  daycare centres across Mumbai city, inside construction sites for children of migrant construction workers. Their education programme aims to prepare children for school, focusing on providing basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills, along with after school care, if needed. The aim is to ensure that children are given the necessary support so that they do not drop out of the educational system.

Your support can ensure that these bright minds can enjoy the uplifting experience of reading a book.

Target: 1100 Children. 12 Mini-Libraries. 7300 Books.

` 16000 of ` 25000

About Me

"To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty;
to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--

That was said by Ralph Waldo Emerson (though I wish it was me!).

I work in the development sector and am passionate about child rights.




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Support Children of Migrant Construction Workers
Mumbai Mobile Creches