As we know, every year, the school uniforms and shoes get wasted with hardly any avenue to get them utilized or recycled. However, there are a lot of tribal and remote schools (bridge schools/ tent schools) which have children coming in from extremely poor background and not supported by the Government. We help collecting the uniform & shoes from the Private Schools, which are further distributed to the underprivileged children.
This was initiated in 2016 with NPS Koramangala and has now scaled to 18 schools in Bengaluru. We are extremely grateful to the wonderful support that we receive from Kumarans Schools, The Foundation School, Gopalan International, Shishu Griha, Whitefield Global School, Bethany, Greenwood High, NPS Indiranagar, NPS Rajajinagar, Inventure , Amaatra, Euro School, Deens Academy, VIBGYOR and others.
Subsequently, we also started the donation drive in apartments and received an overwhelming response 10 apartments- Mantri, Embassy, Ranka Heights, Embassy Tranquil, Tata Sherwood, Elan and others. These apartments have also been helping us every year.
What started as a collection of 500 uniforms from one school in Year 1 in 2016, went up-to more than 18,000 uniform sets and 5000 shoes in 2019.
Till now, under this initiative, we’ve donated about 65,000 uniforms & 15,000 shoes to more than 40 schools in Karnataka– Govt School Clusters in Thoralakki, Mudgal, Kolar, Aalahalli, DN Dodli, Rao Gudlu, Hospet, Gidadapaalya, Shishu Mandir, etc.