The future of our country lies in uncertain, deprived hands sleeping under trees or benches in bone freezing cold. The children of our country will be the legacy we leave behind and yet; the present situation leaves us in shameful distress.
Being the second most populated country, India has a largely dominating number of youth crowning its resources. However, this resource is perhaps the most misused one as well.
Keeping in mind the above issue, Lakshyam launched a Child welfare program named “Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education” that symbolizes freedom with the wings of a butterfly. The concept of ‘Butterfly’ is based upon imparting the two most crucial aspects of welfare, a holistic education and well-round development. This endeavor functions with a motive of completely demolishing the term “underprivileged”.
With this objective, children at Lakshyam are taught Hindi, English, Math and Computer Sciences, in purview of methodically filling in the gaps in formal education. When a child who is not very well-versed with English or computer language suffers in government or private schools, Lakshyam’s remedial center provides free of cost tutorials. Twice a week, volunteers from IIT- Delhi work upon formulating a strategy that would help children rejuvenate their lost interest in studies. Recreational activities such as dance competitions, painting, magic shows, puppet shows etcetera play a major role in child welfare at Lakshyam. The teachers at Lakshyam’s schools, who were once oblivious to the skills of teaching, today stand to be official degree-holders in the field of academics; not only that, these young ladies are working their way up to being experts in multiple fields of life.
Furthermore, infants and mothers at the community are given distinct education about healthcare and sanitation. Ranging from menstrual sanitation to child healthcare, every aspect is meticulously taken care of.
In accordance with our aim, Lakshyam has empowered innumerable children around the country. More than the number, Lakshyam has striven to improve the quality of lives of our children and has been sublime so far. Lakshyam’s newest center in Ghaziabad has helped Lakshyam extend help in far more grievous and needy societies in the country. The children of a rag picker’s community were destined to follow the same path as their parents. In an attempt to change their fate, Lakshyam has set up a free of cost remedial school that helps children at least get introduced to education for now. With time and incessant efforts, we hope to see the children at the same heights as any well-to-so child in our society.