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Building Dreams: The Impact of Punyakalash on Young Lives

Pinkishe Foundation


Education is the greatest power, a fundamental human right that opens doors to a brighter future. However, when we encounter situations where this basic right is out of reach due to poverty, it becomes heart-wrenching. Such is the story of Jyoti and Tina, two brave young girls from the urban slums of Delhi whose dreams of education seemed unattainable due to their challenging circumstances. Yet, their unwavering hope and resilience led them to a path of transformation through the Punyakalash project.

Jyoti and Tina: Tales of Determination from Delhi Slums

Battling Adversity with Determination

Jyoti, a 17-year-old girl from the Wazirpur slum in northwest Delhi, has faced immense hardships. Her father, the sole breadwinner, barely earns 5,000 rupees per month as a small fruit seller and battles health issues. With three brothers—one suffering from TB and the youngest from seizures—Jyoti had to leave school to care for her youngest brother, putting her education on hold.

Despite these overwhelming obstacles, Jyoti's determination to continue her studies never wavered. As a meritorious student, she sought help to gain admission to an open school. Previously, Sampark Sathi Foundation, which has been working for the communities in these urban slums, had enrolled Jyoti in a six-month computer class, equipping her with valuable skills. The NGO also provided crucial support during tough times, especially with Jyoti’s younger brother Alok's medical expenses, which further strained the family's finances.

Aspiring for a Brighter Tomorrow

Tina Parveen's family of eight also faced severe financial difficulties. Her father is handicapped, leaving her mother as the sole breadwinner, working as a household helper. Despite the financial strain, Tina managed to complete class 9th, balancing her education with the demands of a large household.

Recognizing the importance of education, Tina aspired to continue her studies but needed assistance to raise the ₹3,500 admission fee required for the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) form. This sum was beyond her family's means. Her dreams seemed distant, yet her determination never wavered.

A Ray of Hope: The Punyakalash Project

When Sampark Sathi learned about the challenging situations of Jyoti and Tina, they reached out to the Pinkishe Foundation, knowing that Pinkishe had a history of supporting similar causes. Upon hearing the girls' stories, the team at Pinkishe immediately decided to step in and support them through the Punyakalash project. 

The Punyakalash project operates as a collective fund, fueled by contributions from compassionate individuals dedicated to fostering positive change. This communal pool of resources is directed towards supporting individuals and causes deemed impactful by its contributors, creating a network of socially conscious supporters united in their quest for a better world.

Jyoti and Tina’s New Beginning

With the support of the Punyakalash project, Jyoti was able to gain admission to an open school. This opportunity allowed her to continue her education while still supporting her family. Her dreams, once on hold, are now back on track, and she is determined to achieve her academic goals.

Similarly, the Punyakalash project provided the financial aid Tina needed to pay for her National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) admission fee. This support empowered her to pursue her education, despite the challenges her family faced. Tina's dreams of continuing her studies are now a reality, thanks to the collective effort of compassionate individuals contributing to the Punyakalash fund.

Conclusion: Building a Strong Future with Pinkishe

This is what Pinkishe strives to achieve—being the ray of hope for girls like Jyoti and Tina. Armed with education, these girls have the potential to transform not only their own lives but also the lives of their families, their community, and future generations. Every small contribution to Punyakalash was a brick that ensured a strong foundation for their futures, giving them the invaluable gift of knowledge.

By empowering young girls through education, we are not just changing individual lives; we are planting the seeds for a brighter, more equitable world. Jyoti and Tina's stories remind us that when we come together to support education, we unlock the potential for incredible change and hope for a better tomorrow.

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