I feel strongly about child rights and I want everyone to know that every child, if given a chance, can achieve anything and turn their life around.
At my home, I have a house help whose son, Logash is a football champion! Logash is 13 years old and he and he has gone through regionals and nationals! He comes from an underprivileged background and where he goes for training, everything over there is provided for free. Though his training is outside of his school, the organization has joined their school to help their training improve. Logash works very hard to achieve his dream and I think he will be able to go a long way ahead.
I went for a robotics competition and when the winners were announced the winner of the competition was a group of underprivileged girls who had come from a village near Akola, Aurangabad and they didn’t have the funds or money for even the basic necessities of life but yet they had the confidence, determination and will to do anything. They were in the eighth standard and started learning robotics in their school. All of the material was provided and they had one difficulty, they didn’t know how to speak English. Lucky for them their teacher was very sweet and helped them build the robot and project. Even though their teacher met with an accident and was in a wheelchair, she still didn’t give up and helped the girls achieve their dreams.
Akola girls team with their teacher
Airah Khandelwal is a feisty nine-year-old who attends Bombay International School in Mumbai. She loves football, art, and anything to do with music and dance.