Help me paint hope for children’s future
Organized by: Sneha Mehrotra
EVENT DATE Jan 01, 2016
My father’s hometown is Bolpur, West Bengal. We visit Bolpur every other year. My grandfather was a social worker and helped start a school in Koshkadampur village near Bolpur town.
Kids studying at this school belong to poor families from villages. Visiting this school so many times helped me form an emotional bond with the place, school and specially these kids.
Summer season lasts from April thru July and rainy season (also known as monsoon season) lasts from June thru October. Most of the students commute from their home to the school by walking. Many students can’t go to the school when it is hot or it is raining. I want to provide them an umbrella and sneakers that they can use during their commute to the school.
These students have never seen computers. But, I am confident they are as sharp as any other children around the world. I want to create an opportunity for imparting computer education to these kids. I have great hope and confidence that these kids can do really well if we provide them the resources they need.
I participated in Congressional art competition last year. My painting got special recognition from congressmen Robert Pittenger and also awarded 2nd place at Patriotic Art Competion and is currently on display at Charlotte Douglas International airport. I am hoping I can use this and other pieces of my art for a good cause and use it to raise money for buy shoes, umbrellas, computers and books for these school kids. I hope I will make my grandfather proud.