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  Today while working with the students, I was just thinking whether the education would be able to remove the miseries and poverty of their families. Immediately a question arose in my mind, what if some of the children do not complete their education or are compelled to leave in between due to any reasons? Then I started thinking and thinking and after some time, appeared to reach some conclusion and promised myself to assist these less affluent children to complete their education so that they could break this vicious circle.
 
Poverty as a cause leads to illiteracy and also illiteracy generates property in its turn. As such it is apt to say – poverty is not only a cause to illiteracy but also poverty is an effect of illiteracy.  
 
It is a vicious circle that goes hand in hand. We can understand this problem in this way.  Circumstances of poverty in family affects education of one’s family members in many ways. It is just possible that a student, due to poverty will not get higher education as compared with the children of more well off  people in the society and his lower education would compel him to do menial jobs which would be less rewarding leaving him and his family again in poverty. This example shows that though due to poverty a student could not get higher education. As such poverty is the cause of illiteracy. Also due to his lower education, he could not become able to earn lot for himself and his family which has left the family in poverty.  As such while imparting education it is also important factor that the children receive complete education in the field which they opt for so that in future this vicious circle could be broken.  
 
It appears to be true within the context of entire world that unless and until these children do not receive complete education, they would not be able to break this vicious circle and let us join our hands to assist these innocent children and make this beautiful planet poverty and illiteracy free.
 
 
Anubhuti Jain
 
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Today I would like to share a heart touching incident which I came to know here. Two children (real brother and sister) used to read in our this organisation. Their father was a drunkard and mother used to do petty house hold jobs. There were other 2-3 brothers and sisters. Elder sisters had been married in tender ages. Elder brother too used to do menial job in his tender ages. This girl was very week and used to live in dirty and torn clothes. Same position was that of the boy as well. One day, the persons of this organisation saw these kids on hungry and thirsty state in the boiling road in scorching heat in May 2011. They were in bare feet. Only God knew, how they used to walk with bare feet. That person of this organisation went to their parents and requested to get this kids join Ek Koshish. Initially the father was not ready, though the mother was ready. Father raised questions like who would pay for, what would be benefit of all such a ‘drama’, our forefathers were illiterate and lived a life like ours and we too would do the same etc. Anyhow, he was convinced that if they become educated, they would change their life style and thinking and the entire family would be able live with dignity and pride. Any how he started sending these two kids to this organisation. They required thorough one to one personal attention as they were totally backward, lacking confidence and in short knew nothing. It was as if they were from a different illiterate world.

Though it was a herculean task to inculcate them, but this challenge was accepted as a solemn duty by the entire organisation. Special attentions, hours and hours every day, were given on all areas for their development and growth. For the first six months, they could not even understand the basics. But after six seven months, when they had shed inner fear from their brain, both started doing wonders and started learning alphabets, etiquettes and manners…. They started doing anything like a kid from higher society even they started dreaming of becoming doctor or teacher etc.

In 2012, taking their growth, they were got admitted in a good public school by this organisation. In short, surprisingly they did very well and both were among the first five in their classes. In sports, music and dance also they had started doing well. Everyone was happy to see their growth.

But all of sudden in 2014, their father refused to send them to school. On being asked he excused that he could not do any work know and as such he wanted these kids to do some work to support his day to day life. It was very sad and surprising. Ultimately he withdrew these kids from public school in spite of fervent appeals of all volunteers from this organisation.

One day what was seen, was shocking! The girl was doing work as maid servant with her tiny hands in a house on monthly petty wage and the boy was compelled to join some tea/coffee stall to clean the utensils…………how pathetic it was. Destiny had crumbled upon them!

Just think……who spoiled their life- parents, luck, God or anything else? Why we are so selfish? Why we do not come out of our selfish motifs even in the matter of our kids? Was that the duty of a parent towards his own kids? Could liquor lead to such a down fall of person?

I am still thinking a right answer………….!

 

Anubhuti Jain

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A STEP TOWARDS CONVERTING DREAMS INTO REALITY

It is really good to see them jibilant………… These two students won medals in Atheletic meets in their Public School (in which Ek Koshish got them admitted this year)  ….Gold and Silvers…………

In Studies also, they are topping the class……..

May God Bless them !

Congratulations to them as well as staff of Ek Koshish for their dedication and support …..

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Talent Hunt by EK
Ek Koshish has been engaged actively in providing the education to those class of children which are not paid any attention by their parents as well as the Society. Ek Koshish accepts the children which have never been to any school and their parents can not afford them to go school for various reasons including the reason these children are the basis of their bread and butter as they has to work in their infant age for them in inhumane conditions. As such their childhood is spoiled and sacrificed due to their family needs and social backwardness. Games, sports, music etc which are essential for their growth are totally alien things for them.
However EK, with its attempts has started sports and music activities for the children who are coming  from this neglected class and hope that results would be better and EK may succeed in getting out some prominent children who could at least fulfill their dreams with proud and dignity.
In such efforts, EK has recognized talent of Cricket in one boy (EK do not want to publicize his name yet to give the whole word a surprise) who always dreams of Cricket. He wants to become Tendulkar. EK is trying its best to materialize his dream. Presently he is learning in a famous cricket academy and is preparing for playing a big tournament in future.   We wish him all the best!
Similarly we are trying to recognize other talents in children of this neglected class. And hope in our efforts, we shall succeed.
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Children from Poor and Inhumane Background Going School for the First Time
 Dharam Veer
Kiran
Nancy
Mangal Kumar
Pradeep Kumar
Yash Kumar
Priyanka
Ek Koshish feels immense pleasure to write this blog that our constant efforts to make the children coming from the very very poor and inhumane background of society, eligible to take admissions in an English Medium Modern School.
Ek Koshish has been providing coaching and training continuously to 23 children since long for making them capable of receiving proper education at public schools so that they become successful in their lives and be equally placed in the society and get rid of the curse of poverty and inhumane livings. Out of these 23 children, seven children shown in the photos above have qualified for admissions in Dr Karam Vir Public School, an English Medium Public School at Faridabad. Ek Koshish has fully sponsored their entire admissions and monthly tuition fees and other expenses to be incurred on their education (uniforms, bags, books and other stationary etc) as their parents could not have afforded any of their expenses. Most of the parents are daily wage earners and seek the work on daily basis. They also belong to farfetched areas where life is too tough and harsh having always lack of even basic amenities and facilities and no education at all.
It was a matter of proud for entire team of Ek Koshish to see the parents of children so happy on the occasion of admissions of their children. They were very excited to see their children going for the first time to any school. It was visible on their faces that they could believe to see that their children would be admitted in an English medium public school in which children of the rich class also take education. During discussion with them, the parents of these children told that as far as their memory goes back, no one in their entire family had ever gone to any kind of school what to say of public school. All parents of these children are illiterate knowing no alphabet (except one i.e. father of Yash who attended primary school in village upto 2nd standard in village). The parents of these children have now started dreaming to make their children Engirneer, Doctor, Government officer etc. May God bless them to see their dreams turning out to be true!   
To see the ecstasy, joy and happiness and other mixed emotions of happiness (which is very difficult to express in words) on the innocent faces of these children, on the occasion of their admission, was really a great moment in our lives which one can really equate with ‘bliss’. 
The entire team of “Ek Koshish” is very very thankful to all who have contributed in this “one attempt” and further hope that the same co-operation shall be rendered to us for all such humane efforts dedicated to society. Ek Koshish is highly thankful to its volunteers specially Mrs Sunita and Mrs Daisy who have contributed a lot by putting thier much needed efforts to make these children capable for public schools. We are also thankful to Mrs Sunita who has in addition to her other efforts, taken the responsibility of Kiran also. 
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CHILDREN PARTYING AT KE KOSHISH ONE ATTEMPT

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