As we were reviewing the pictures of the construction of the water tank as part of Phase1 - Reconstruction of M Jagannadhapuram ZPH School we started noticing a pattern. Please look at the pictures below :
Shoes for School Kids
Two things that stood out for us - there are a lot of girls and the kids do not have shoes. Our founder Vijji Suryadevara spoke to our local contact Uma Maheswara Rao (he used to work for Vijji) and he explained the situation. M Jagannadhapuram is a remote village about 40km from Visakhapatnam and is a very poor area. The Zilla Parishad High School (ZPH SChool) is the only public high school for the surrounding 5 villages. There are more girls in the school because families try to scrape their resources and send boys to private school with better standards but girls have no option but the public school. And since most of these kids are under privileged kids the government provides them with a couple of uniforms per year which is what they wear to school but no shoes.
This triggered us to try to address this situation. We believe when addressing school systems it is also important to ensure kids are ready to learn. The government already provides them food and uniforms. We would like to provide shoes for under privileged public school kids in remote villages and would like to start that program with M Jagannadhapuram High School.. Please contribute and help us achieve the goal of raising $1,500.