Hawkers starts a new fundraising campaign in favor of Mumbai Smiles
Bombay has 20 million population; 60% of them reside in conditions of absolute unhealthiness and poverty in the extensive and numerous slums. 2.4 million are children without schooling and 1.1 million are working minors.
Entities such as Mumbai Smiles contribute to eradicate this situation through education, especially of the little ones. The entity currently manages 13 kindergartens in precarious settlements (Kamathipura, Khetwadi, Ghatkopar, Govandi and Deonar), which allow 260 children to attend school.
Each kindergarten has a teacher and an assistant who educate the children from 9:00 to 12:00 noon, from Monday to Friday. Sometimes the fathers and mothers of these children don’t have the opportunities to offer them better care, so kindergartens often represent a home outside the home for the children.
This is the case of Dipali, Anjali and Meenakshi, three sisters of 4, 3 and 2 years old who are part of the Govandi kindergarten. His parents work in construction and, like many others, don’t have time to take care of their daughters. When the Bombay Smiles team contacted them, the girls’ live changed completely.
Until then, they didn’t know routines or schedules, and lunchtime never arrived. Through the entity came the opportunity to go to school and, with it, the possibility of acquiring the appropriate knowledge for their age, receive care and participate in the nutrition program.
Today, girls go to kindergarten every day, smile more and roam less. They are growing and learning fast.
The commitment of Hawkers
From today, all customers of Hawkers who wish, have the opportunity to add 1 € solidarity to their basket and collaborate with the entity in order to school those children / as 2 to 6 years, several of the slums and most depressed neighborhoods of Bombay to prevent them from falling into exploitation networks and expand their opportunities in the future.
How to collaborate
Once you have selected the product (s) you wish to purchase, go to a shopping cart. On the back, click on the option “add 1 € solidarity to my purchase” and continue with the usual purchase process.
You can follow the state of collection live through this link.