I Heart All Human Kind
As you can see in my social media content, I’ve been doing the best that I can to help homeless children, families and those who just simply don’t have much. I have become friends with some of the poorest people I've ever encountered and have been welcomed into their homes and offered everything they had, their delicious (and never refused) “chai” (tea) with both warmth and love. I’ve started teaching these kids what I can, while developing a deep sense warmth and love which I reciprocate towards them and their families. There are currently three families that I am helping out, but as I am travelling on a tight budget myself, my help towards them is only very limited.
The kids don’t go to school as their families can’t afford it, the women don’t have jobs as they don’t have an education and with no supplies to generate money they have no choice but to stay home and look after their kids. The fathers and brothers are out all day driving their Tuk Tuks which in itself has its difficulties because so many of the locals are doing the same. They often spend all day in search of customers but sadly there are days when they come home with a loss, from an overpriced fine or sometimes a costly mechanical breakdown while praying one of the brothers made enough money to cover for it.
In the worst but all too common cases these families have to send their kids out on the street to beg for money, or to walk through their neighbourhood with a heavy and hot chai pot on their shoulders, screaming “chai” at the top of their lungs in the hope that someone will come out to buy a cup from them. Some of these kids have been able to attend school but have had to leave when their families can no longer afford to pay the fees.
One of the three families is a family of six where the father is the only one who can make any money. They all live in a small concrete room, with no bathroom or running water. Their eldest daughter Muskan who is 15 years old was born deaf and has never been able to communicate clearly with her family or friends and she has never been taught sign language. She is a beautiful girl, with the warmest and most captivating smile, who has an amazing talent for drawing but can’t always do it as her family can’t finance the materials. She is sometimes found in tears as she wants so desperately to express herself.
Recently I was given a gift by one of the families and I was able to see their amazing talent at making clothes and later discovered that the majority of these women hold this exceptional talent but are just not capable of funding the supplies. For these women to have access to sewing machines they have to rent one for a cost of 200 Rupees a day. Because they are hand-spinning sewing machines the women can’t produce as much as they would like to and often cannot find the funds to rent it in the first place!
We have requested invoices from the local English teaching schools for each child, nine in total, to include tuition fees and uniforms they need. I have also found out the costs for more robust foot pedal sewing machines which would enable the women in these families to make 12-15 outfits a day in order to generate a sustainable income.
Above all, we took Muskan for a clinical consultation to have a simple ear operation which we found out will help to hear and speak for the first time.
The money raised will go directly towards these families, putting their children into school, providing these women with sewing machines to help them start their own business and to give Muskan a life changing operation to hear and speak.
Any money above these costs will go directly towards helping another family start their own business.
I believe that no-one should have to struggle so much to simply have food to eat, a place to live, an education; especially those with such kindness and generosity in their hearts.
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So we've had an unexpected turn but none the less it turned out to be way better. Remember "if its not okay, its not the end"
As you may know the charity all started with trying to help three families start a business, 9 kids get into school and to help Muskan gain her hearing.
I was working very close with these families and loved spending my days teaching the kids, taking them out of the slums for educational activies and taken Muskan to numerous doctors. The Charity was even able to help the ladies of the family find the equipment and supplies needed to start there own business and we were in contact with Princess Diya Kumar Charity (Yes, the princess of Jaipur) and offered these ladies a job with her. Where there they would have been learning how to make books, Sari's, work with block printing and have the opportunity to learn many other techniques. BUT!! they refused and not only did they refuse but they ended up selling the equipment purchased for them and started demanding for more money.. "A fault in human kind"
Of course there wasn't any negotiation on my side as it was completely bombaric to me and left me in complete shock. Instead I made the decision to visit various different private schools and find families from the slums, who had there kids on a waiting list. After extensive research on each family, including visiting there homes and jobs, I was able to choose the kids.
The first few days were rough, having to find the best schools for them. Especially because we had to fight for the children's rights when finding out some of the teachers abused them, we've pulled them out of certain schools and had to start our search all over again. (Visit Facebook page for full story). But none the less we've done it and EVERY SINGLE CHILD is so incredibly happy and all in good hands!
After being recommended by the princess to visit some other doctors for helping Muskan gain her hearing, we were unfortunately told her nerves were completely unresponsive. (Which was not originally told to us by the initial doctor) HOWEVER!!! We have now enrolled Muskan into a sign language school, giving her the opportunity to communicate with others and more importantly make FRIENDS!!!!
We are still raising funds to maintain the kids education. As some of the kids only have a 3 months deposit fee. Anything raised above what is required will go directly towards helping another childs dreams come true.
Please don't forget to support and be apart of changing there next generation in the most positive way. More importantly thank you all for your support and being apart of this positive change!
Much love and respect!
I've enrolled Muskan into a sign language school which starts next month and surprised the kids with something special, check out the whole vid to see what it is. Updates have been a bit slower this time around as I’m now working here in India as well as managing the campaign/kids. (Yes, I've decided to reside here until I complete my mission in helping these families.)
None the less the kids have still been getting there special dose of attention and love! Its mind blowing to see how much they've progressed especially with small things such as interacting with other people. With your help I’ve been able to take these kids out of slums and have been able to show them a new perspective in life which I hope will lead them to a positive and brighter future
Please don’t forget to continue to support and be apart of this positive change. They/We need you. <3
These last couple of days have been very busy with arranging consultations, hospital visits and transportation for Muskan. We’ve spent the last 4 days in and out of hospitals visiting different doctors, awaiting in different waiting rooms and doing different ear tests. We still have to report back to one of the doctors next week with some of the results and hopefully everything will be finalised.
We have still not reached our full amount and none of this will be possible for Muskan until we do. Please continue or don’t forget to DONATE and be apart of this positive change!! Lets get Muskan Hearing for the first time.
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Every time I’m with the kids I try to teach them something new, after a lesson, we usually spend the remaining day singing and playing games. However today I decided to do something a bit different. Growing up on an island has giving me the privilege to live a very free, active and outdoor lifestyle and being in love with the ocean I would often be down at the beach swimming in the sea. Unfortunately there is no sea here, but there are a few rare and decent parks. I wasn’t able to take these kids to the beach but I did manage to introduce them to a new water game. I arrange a taxi to pick up the families and I quickly head back to my place, first stopping off at a toy store where I purchase 2 balls and 200 balloons. I quickly head back to my place and fill the balloons with water and then head straight to the park where the kids await. At first no one knows what to do and looks puzzled. So I throw one at Fardean and “pop”…. We begin an epic water balloon fight. Within what feels like seconds there is suddenly a storm of other kids surrounding us and joining in, causing quite a scene on private grounds which we were not aware of and soon enough we were chased off by security. However this did not stop us from having fun.