The beginning of a New Year is often a time for reflection, for taking stock, and for looking to the future, which is exactly what we are doing here in Dharavi.
We asked some of our staff, beneficiaries and minor celebrities (Pubalan) what their hopes, dreams and resolutions were for 2015. Here’s what they had to say…
Over at Royal City School, Educational Programs Director, Lakshmi shared that “in 2015 I look forward to becoming computer savvy and all teachers speaking nothing but English from the moment the first bell rings in the morning to the end of the school day”.
Standard I Teacher, Krishna told us “My wish for the New Year is
to return to the school after giving birth to a healthy baby, and to keep up
with current affairs”. “I want the New Year to be good for everyone” added her student, Afsanjaha.
|Afsanjaha, Standard I Student, Royal City School
Elsewhere in the organisation Computer Teacher, Ravi said “I wish to learn advance computers – like tally, software, DTP and to improve my English fluency. I wish to teach all my students in English only. For my students – I wish that they learn computers and English and continue their studies” and his colleague, Banu wants “to visit my native place (the village she is from in Tamil Nadu) with my whole family and meet my younger brother who is away from us for four years“.
Karthika, from the Girl’s Football Program shared her wish to “write a letter to Peter (our former Sport Programs Director who is moving to the US) and to learn Dance as well. I do not want to fight with her brother in the year as it causes lot of nuisance to my parents and I want to do a job and help poor and needy people“.
“My wish listen is to be number 1 on trip adviser” Reality Founder, Krishna told us, “it will help us to get more funds through our tours for our projects. I also wish to do some programs in the recycling area of Dharavi”, whilst Reality Gives Executive Director, Lethy said “in 2015 I wish Reality Gives will touch more and more lives. Helping young people in Dharavi to flourish to their full potential”.
|Thumbs up to 2015 from Reality Give’s beneficiary, Pubalan
Finally, the last word, as it so often does, goes to Pubalan, who wishes “to learn good things and make good friends. I want to grow trees to save the earth”. It seems 2015 is going to be quite a year!
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