F.O.R.C.E: A Student's Initiative
(Austrian Economics Seminar, Delhi 2005, Deshbandhu College,
"We all have two hands by which we can
produce a million but by joining it we can produce a zillion. So, this
children's day every child should actually say a happy children's day!"
Friends Organization for the Rights of Children's Education (F.O.R.C.E),
is a forum created by a group of students from Deshbandhu College for
the unprivileged children, which includes children on the street, blind
children, spastics children, children of prostitutes etc. FORCE is an
outcome of a special yearning of a young spirit to make a difference to
the lives of disadvantaged children. The initiative is still in its
infancy stages, just about a fortnight old but the dreams are high. The
caravan is getting bigger and bigger, and you are welcome to join it.
We had our first brush (yes, in the real sense) with these unfortunate
children during our volunteering with them during the past few months in
actual helped us to encounter with the facts and to understand the root
cause. We realized that they are a huge repository of talent; they have
wisdom and everything else that it takes to actualize their dreams; they
also have capacity as of a child of normal circumstances. Only
difficulty lies in access to the helping hand and someone to handhold.
Millions of children are devoid of their basic right of education, care
and protection due to acute poverty; many of them are engaged in
different occupations to make a living for the sake of family or in case
of being alone to fend them. Some of them with efforts by NGOs and
efforts of college students are brought back in the mainstream but
that needs to be sustained through. Hence, you can play an important
role by supporting in one of the following ways.
How Can U Help Us?
1. Stationery materials like pen, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers,
notebooks, colors; color files, books for their mental growth, geometry
box, tiffin box, computers, school bags, books, old storybooks.
2. Food stuffs, clothes, toiletries
3. Sponsor a child's education
4. Help in cash
5. Support vocational trainings
6. Spend time with children in form of counseling or mentorship
7. Giving them classes on some extra curricular activities like art and
craft, music classes etc.
8. Holding remedial classes for children
9. Your visit can also make a difference, any other thing, which you
consider to be a help to them is also welcome.
At the moment the collected resources will be made available to children
who are being supported by following organizations. Also, if you happen
to know a certain organization where children can seek benefit, do let
You can send your help, queries and suggestions to the following members
of our organization. Also, you are most welcome to join us and carry
forward the FORCEFUL chain.
(Ph.: 01126431614, Mobile no. 9891490522, 9891458051)
e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
SHYAMALA RAO (Contact no. 011-25131918, Mobile no. 9312068011)
e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan, a programme of ActionAid International-India
has been working with the homeless in Delhi since 2000. This year
Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA) has been successful in admitting forty-one
students in the formal school. It's a good beginning where government
has taken step to ensure basic right to these children.
Also, it is indeed a great opportunity for these unfortunate children to
get hold of their life and secure their future. But the road head seems
to be tough; there is a resource crunch. And this is making it difficult
for children to perform to their best. Now you can fill in the need.
Please contribute, we are looking forward for your positive response.