Sometimes when I have these odd cravings, and I’m able to quench that thirst most of the times by being able to devour myself in all of them, makes me do some thinking. Lucky I am! Not that otherwise I don’t think in that manner. But yes, we are privileged. The problems that we usually think we have is that we don’t have the new dress for the upcoming party, or new pair of shoes to go with the skirt we bought last week, the dinner prepared at home isn’t delectable enough to savour our taste buds, the lousy husbands we have who don’t listen to us, don’t go shopping, didn’t go with us for our favourite movie, the harridan mother-in-law, for once we couldn’t go to our favourite place because of bad weather, our holiday was limited in India only, and the list is eternal!
I think we’re wired that way. We only tend to cry for things we don’t have. Like I teach my students, human wants are insatiable!
We don’t count our blessings. The zillions of things that go in the right direction (and by right direction I mean, in a normal expected way), snub them and decide to crib for something we don’t have. For instance, we did not meet an accident, isn’t that great?!, we have staff to take care of things, we did not trip while bathing today, did not fall from the staircase, we don’t have lines on our foreheads when it comes to filling our tummies for we have the resources, we don’t have to think about the pen refill that need to be bought next week, we don’t have to use the same pair of shoes for five years in a row, we don’t need to think for socializing, we just buy stuff when we like them and not when we need them, the savings from the pocket money is used in things that dad refused to provide (isn’t it obvious that he thinks it’s a waste of money and hence we have to sponsor ourselves to waste that hard saved pocket money?!), we can read, we can write, we are well spoken, of course we went to fancy schools and then college and had all the fun, bunked classes, teased our teachers, and what not?! Everybody should experience all this, right? And have a normal life.
There uncountable number of children of who do not have this luxury and that is where AhamBhumika comes into picture.
What is AhamBhumika?
It is an NGO, a group of like minded people that consists of artists, housewives, engineers, teachers, tourist guides, and government employees, every single of them striving for the upliftment of underprivileged in the rural areas of India.
What does it do?
· Collects clothes, bicycles, toys, etc from the donors and distribute them to those in need. Toy Bank, is a unique way striving to provide toy in every child’s hand, in Anganwadi village, Bhopal.
· Establishing a Grain School- an effort to educate women, attending their basic literacy classes and help them earn their livelihood.
· AhamBhumika’s Embroidery project aims turn this severely under-resourced section of the society into a self-reliant one. It is a small group of rural women and girls living on the outskirts of Bhopal are trained in hand embroidery work.
· Establish an informal library by collecting books from donors and inculcating the habit of reading amongst the children
Where do we come in?
AhamBhumika, runs the rural pre-school of AhamBhumika situated in a village namely Borda, Kolar Road, Bhopal is facing the crisis of fund. In spite of a lot of efforts till date they are looking for the favour of any corporate to fund our on-going rural pre-school. Till date they are running this school with the support of individuals who have contributed generously.
At the moment they have 40 rural children from the underprivileged category. To meet out the expenditure of pre-school they need Rs.14,000 per month. With this post I request you all to contribute whatever amount you can contribute to keep continue this initiative.
Below is the banking profile of Aham Bhumika to contribute.
Online bank transfer/ Cheque payments can be done using following information:
A/c name: Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha ,
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 2073101015874
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
Bank - CANARA BANK
Branch - MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL
Please send an email to our e-mail id --> email@example.com with the following information:
Name, address, donation amount, PAN number and Contact number.
Note: All donations are tax exempted under Section 80-G of Income Tax of India.
What else can be done?
· Donate clothes, books, grains, toys or anything else that you think is worthy of giving them.
· Join them, volunteer and use your tactics to help them out.
· Buy their beautiful merchandise that includes, the hand embroidered cushions, the hand painted shoes, the paintings, bags, etc.
Hand made cushion
Hand painted shoes
Painting by children
You can access their Facebook and Twitter pages and check out their Website and Blog as well. You can mail them as well at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
You can also write about it on your website or your blog with the hashtag #FundAhamBhumika on social media and spread the word.
P.S: This post is entirely written to support AhamBhumika and is not a sponsored post. I have contributed, you too do and if it makes the difference then why not?