The Following post is an Article written by our Mumbai Core Team Member Parul Jindal and I believe this would be the most suitable Foreword to the Placements Program that we are planning to kick start this year
From Darkness to Light
By Parul Jindal
“It was so dark that it made practically no difference to be gifted with a pair of eyes that could swallow the surroundings in all its dynamicity. It might have been easy and in fact convenient to keep the eyes closed. But… I chose otherwise. I am not sure how many times the sun set and rose. I thought that my wakefulness would not rob me of anything since the light seemed far from close. And one fine day when the sun finally shone in my part of the world I realized what I had lost. The eternal darkness stole away my dreams from the nights that I should have spent sleeping. The stones that I had stumbled against and cursed in my desperation were my dreams.”
Every mortal being on this Earth has his own share of joys and sorrows. No joy is more exhilarating than the other and no sorrow more annihilating or more consuming than the other. Blessed are those who can at least express themselves through written or oral means. What seems obvious and tangible to us, the privileged few, is still a luxury for the majority of the population. It is true that we may not be able to change the face of the world in our limited capacities. But we can at least try to be a part of the change.
Make A Difference is an initiative to nurture the lives of the underprivileged kids. Sending one’s kid to school and paying for his education does not give him all the support that he may need. There are still some problems that are too challenging for his age. Without some amount of personal attention and guidance these problems could prove overwhelming for the young minds.
And whatever be the amount of sunlight, nourishment or irrigation provided to a sapling, it can never grow beyond the boundaries set by the pot the sapling is planted in. What we need to do is to repot the sapling in a bigger pot, to be that parent to these kids that even their parents can not be even if they wish to be.
The motive is to give these kids an environment common in the celebrated schools of the city, to give dreams to the eyes that have forgotten the very process of dreaming and to instill confidence in the souls that have lost faith in their very being. The initiative is not just about teaching language and computer skills. There is much more to it.
All those, who are ready to sacrifice a few hours of their sleep on Saturday mornings and let a few innocent eyes explore the wonders of dreaming with eyes open, please contact______. After all our dreams during those early or late hours of Saturday mornings may be worthless as compared with those of these kids during the same few hours of the day.