“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”– Nelson Mandela.
With growing advancement in the country along with the awareness about the rights of children, there have been provisions for the education of children but there is a huge difference between making provisions and implementing the same. There are still many children who have access to education but not quality education. For instance, according to the reports of ASER 2017, only 42% of students in class 5 can read class 2 books (Hindi). There is an urgency to spread not just education but quality education. Therefore, E&H Foundation decided to take steps to provide quality education to underprivileged children starting from U.P.
Realising the need for quality education and healthcare, the Foundation has been working to provide these basic necessities for the past 5 years. Through an amazing network of donors and partners, E&H has reached 17000 children since its inception in 2012.
To initiate fundraising from various platforms, E&H Foundation grabbed a great opportunity and took part in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015 (organised by Procam with the partnership with India Cares Foundation) to contribute in changing and impacting lives of underprivileged children. This participation helped E&H foundation in laying the seeds of success for making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children for the long run.
About 140 friends and supporters of E&H Foundation ran with E&H Foundation family in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, 2015 (8th edition under the title sponsorship of Bharti Airtel) on 29th November 2015 (Sunday). All the participants and supporters were wearing E&H Foundation t-shirts and ran with full enthusiasm in the Great Delhi Run category supporting the cause of quality education for underprivileged children.
As E&H Foundation took part in ADHM for the very first time, all the Trustees showed great enthusiasm for this event. Our trustee Syed Safawi was feeling proud to support the cause for quality education. Our advisory board member Arvind Kumar travelled all the way from Mumbai to be part of this event and ran for the Foundation to support it.
As Michael John Bobak says, “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”