~ Mahira Saraf
A day we all know, when and why celebrated,
Passed out of school? Treating 14th November as your casual day?
Try recalling it, all your past years’ memories will gather up in your brain.
Remember receiving free chocolates from school?
Screaming those otherwise restricted songs on top of our voices,
Remember discussing how your Math teacher danced to the song “Bum bum bole?”
The one and the only day when our class marked full attendance.
Children’s Day is one of the most important celebrations for the SK Children foundation. It is a day, we get to celebrate the presence and the attachment of our students with the organisation. If it was not for these children, there would be no SKCF family, no tiresome and wholesome days.
This Children’s day, we plan to go back to our initial days and embrace how far our family and our students have grown together.
In 2016, Raghav Sharma sir, founded this organisation when he came across a group of children asking him to buy them ice-creams. In return, he asked them to recite mere alphabets. He was shaken to see them just gazing at his face, not able to utter a word. At that point, he realised the issues existing in society and had an urge to become a changemaker. From then onwards, he began teaching students on a personal level and then gradually founded the SK Children foundation, a family of more than 2000 students all over India as well as in other nations. Click here for more details.
An NGO working 365 days a year to provide quality education to students, to make our future generations have a better livelihood, to make the future change-makers and policymakers, to free them from all stereotypes and most importantly, to make them vocal, to build strong personalities so that they can speak for themselves and stand up for what is right. We still have a long way to go, however, here are some of our achievements:
- One of our bright students, Kaveri, who had always been very curious, hard working and sincere since the beginning, set a landmark by scoring 90.2% in her 10th SSC examination.She received an award from her school -New English School Chandkhed, Pune.
TIMES OF INDIA & SKCF COVID WARRIORS
On April 26, 2021, the Times of India published an article in their newspaper with the headline “How these young guns are scripting a rescue act.” Read the full article here.
AMAR UJALA NEWSPAPER & SK CHILDREN FOUNDATION
Amar Ujala Newspaper printed an article focussing on the various food drives conducted by SK Children foundation in Tundla.
DAINIK JAGRAN & SK CHILDREN FOUNDATION
Dainik Jagran printed an article on Hindi Pakhwada.The article mentions Raghav Sharma sir advocating for more usage of Hindi in our country.
Recently a post was also shared on the UPDEED app, summarising the achievements of SKCF and our efforts to provide wings of education to students.
Here are some messages SKCF’s teachers and volunteers want to give to our students:
RAGHAV SHARMA SIR (FOUNDER)
There is no denial of the fact that a teacher’s job is to add value to their student’s life. However, it is you who light up our world.
We learn as we teach.
Happy Children’s day!
PRERNA JAIN MA’AM (HEAD)
Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. Only through right education can a better order of society be built up.” This was said by our first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and I believe the very same. The mission of SKCF to educate every child, especially the underprivileged ones, aligns with my beliefs and has given us a great platform to help and support this vision.
My message to children would be to cherish their childhood, live their lives happily and study hard to achieve their dreams and goals and make everyone proud.
VAISHALI MA’AM (CONTENT DOMAIN)
Happy children’s day! You are the reason behind our smiling faces, so keep smiling and keep studying! Wish you the best in your future.
PRAKRITI PRAKASH MA’AM (CONTENT DOMAIN)
The Diwali event, 2021 was the first time I met the on-ground students of SKCF. I was almost surprised by the confidence that you students have in yourselves. I was proud to see how you carry yourselves. It’s just amazing how all the students are outspoken and sweet at the same time. I wish you all a very happy children’s day! Much love <3
SHREYAS SINGH SIR (WEB DOMAIN)
Rise and Shine. Don’t follow anybody else’s path. Live your life. And make your path.
SILAS PAUL UBA SIR (SOCIAL MEDIA AND GRAPHICS DOMAIN)
There is warmth and innocence in the smile of children that whenever they smile, there is joy in the air and love among neighbours. What wonders your little smile can do.!
Happy Children’s Day..!
SHALENI KAPOOR MA’AM (TEACHERS DOMAIN)
What is life without children? It’s like a world without the sun, moon, and stars. they are the little angels of God. Happy children’s day.
ABHINANDAN KUMAR SIR (Teachers Domain)
Every child is special in a special way and so are you… You are the reason for all our smiles and all our happiness… A very Happy Children’s Day… May you have a fun-filled life !!.
PALAK JALAN MA’AM (HUMAN RESOURCE DOMAIN)
Happy children’s day to you smart little amazing kids. May your life be full of love and happiness.
Children’s day is primarily celebrated to spread awareness on child rights and child protection rights. To know more about these rights click here. The reason why it is celebrated on Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday is due to his fondness for children, just like our SKCF team is fond of our students. They are not just our students, but our own younger siblings, our family. We thank all our students for always sticking with us and helping us achieve our goal of a better future for the next generation.