Aadhaar Mehra Running Airtel Delhi Half Marathon for Navjyoti India Foundation
Personal Pledge Message
I feel moved whenever I see the apathy of the underprivileged children and have been volunteering myself for many years to help them. The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon presents a wonderful opportunity to further help the cause . Navjyoti has been doing great work in supporting children through its education programs. I feel connected & compassionate to its cause and I am excited at the prospect of being able to raise money by running the marathon.
About: Navjyoti India Foundation came into being in the year 1988 and has been working with underserved communities ever since its inception. Presently, the organization works in Resettlement Colonies of North West Part of Delhi namely Bawana and Jahangirpuri, and an urbanized rural area called Karala and Villages in Gurgaon district, Sohna Block, Haryana. Education, Women Empowerment and Vocational Training have been the primary areas of intervention by the organization in these communities. Health care, environment interventions and community participation are also being run for promoting integrated community development services.
Cause: Non formal Education, Vocational Training, Governance, Medical/Health-Children, Nutrition, Environment related, Capacity building of the women
Vision: To challenge the social inequalities and empower the vulnerable by enabling them to help themselves.
Appeal: Children are the future of our nation. Irrespective of the socio-economic background, every child has a right to education. Only half the kids who enroll in Class1 make it to Class VIII and 50% of all drop-outs quit school before class III. But this is just a tip of the ice berg. Our current education system lacks the required momentum to help the children access their basic Right to Education. For this, Navjyoti India Foundation is making efforts to provide educational assistance to the students. The idea is to prevent every child from being drop out from the mainstream education. If you feel your commitment can be a change maker in their achievement, we invite you to come and Run on Navjyoti's 3R track to:
1> Reinforce Learning
2> Ensure Retention and
3> Reduce dropouts
Contact: Mr. Hersh Sharma