Education is the foundation to a better life. It not only increases one's awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one's rights, it also empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood. In the process it helps them evolve as a better citizen.
Unfortunately, in a developing economy like India there are still millions of children who have no access to school due to lack of funds.
We were formed with the commitment of serving the community. Our '1 month school fee for one month of hired staff' programme is a pioneering initiative to help the community and serve the underprivileged. Through this programme, Entigrity Foundation funds 1 month of school fee to an underprivileged child for each month of your hired staff and help the child get the education he needs but can't afford it. Since its inception in 2017, we have helped more than children enroll into different schools and directly benefit from the Education Mission of Entigrity Foundation. We are here to make this world a better place. In 2020, we aim to fund the entire year's education of 1000+ school children.
"I want to live in a big city like filmstars do"
8 year old Nigam excitedly gets ready for school everyday. He loves art and craft periods at school as well as storytelling. Nothing ever dampens the energy of this young boy. His father works as a tailor in a factory nearby but can't afford his children's education due to a big family to feed. Nigam along with his 4 elder sisters had to drop school and work as domestic help in a nearby community. This barely gives them the time to study.
We convinced his parents to send Nigam and his sisters to the nearby school and assured that we will fund all their education throughout high school. The family is happy that the children will now be able to get a better job hence a good life after they finish school. The family still struggles but Nigam knows that he can make everything go away by working hard at school.
"I never thought I will ever be able to go to school."
Romil is currently a student of class 7 at a school in the suburbs of Ahmedabad. His father the only breadwinner and a daily wage earner passed away in 2016 when Romil was in the 6th standard. Romil with his mother had to go through very hard times and they barely had any money to pay for the school fees. Consequently, he had to drop out of school and forced to work at a restaurant. Even though he was fairly good at studies, he was left with little hope.
We admire Romil's wish to finish education and his want to excel in studies. Now at school he works harder and never misses a class. He likes to make new friends and read story books. His mother now works to earn for the family and Romil hopes that someday he will earn enough fortunes to help all those children who have to suffer like he did.
"I want to be the Prime Minister."
Surili's eyes sparkle when she says this. Full of mischief and fun now, she did not have a very happy childhood initially. Abandoned by her father at birth, Surili lost her mother too, in an accident seven years ago. The little girl was adopted by her maternal aunt and is being raised like her own daughter. But with the wages of a construction site laborer she has to struggle everyday to feed both her daughters Surili and Shobha. She never gets tired because she has big dreams for both of them.
Surili studies in grade 4 along with Shobha at a local school in the suburbs of Ahmedabad. She likes to draw and dance and so does her sister. Surili wants to grow up to be a teacher and teach children who do not have the means to pursue an education. Since the incumbant Prime Minister, Narendra Modi comes from this region and is very popular among the children, Surili also wants to become a great leader like him one day.