Greater Noida: 'Johny Johny, Yes Papa? Eating Sugar? No papa...'
The popular nursery rhyme has become an anthem for five-year-old Prince. The boy, who has a penchant for singing this particular rhyme, is from a humble background.
Son of a housemaid who ekes out a living working in several societies of the area, Prince got his inspiration from his evening coaching where he practices all this verbatim.
Prince, along with 30 other children who study at the government school, attend a free-of-cost evening coaching center run by Amarpushp Educational and Welfare Society, an NGO working for underprivileged children.
Located in Bisrakh village, the center helps students with their homework and day-to-day education. It also provides them a platform to speak their mind without inhibitions.
Ashish Khushwaha, founder of the NGO, said, “The goal of the centre is not only to provide educational facilities but also to instill confidence in the children and help them in personality development.”
Distribution of notebooks and pencils, he said works as an incentive and motivates the children to pursue education as their parents cannot afford these items or being illiterate themselves don't consider them basic necessities like food and clothing.
The society will soon be setting up a library at the center to inculcate the habit of reading in these children under their Shiksha Pratham programme,.
The NGO seeks to request for citizen contribution, through CitySpidey, to the noble cause. Donors desirous of helping the children in their education in any form can contact Ashish Khushwaha at 95607 42211.
(Disclaimer: CitySpidey is not responsible for any transaction between the donors and the NGO).