With this vision, Utthan Society wishes to improve the quality of life of disabled children who live in slums and villages of Uttar Pradesh. We want them to be good human beings by having access to the right kind of education.
We started with a vision that –
“We make a world full of laughter and joy for disabled children.
We want a world that is kind to disabled children.”
“By 2022, UTTHAN wishes to educate around 1000 children (especially disabled) living in slums and villages who do not have access to education due to financial constraints.”
Happy Empowered Children
In 2013, six year old Kajal used to live with her family of 5 in a 2 m x 2 m room in the slum area of Chinhat in Lucknow. She used to work in homes with her mother. She used to abuse drugs. Kajal had never been to a school. In 2018, Kajal still lives in the same home, but she doesn’t work or abuse drugs. And most importantly, she goes to an English medium school where she is studying in class III. She is doing surprisingly well, which reinforces our faith in what a little help can do to radically change lives of children living in poverty.
We embarked on the mission with a handful of children with no resources to our disposal. The will was to disseminate education even if that meant teaching under the shade of a tree in a playground. What began with six children has expanded to more than 900 on the present day.
In the last six years we have been able to set up 7 permanent Yellow Rooms in four slums, two construction sites and a village where everyday 900 children receive education free of cost. We have also set up a pre-primary rural school in a village.