The focus of participation was two fold – bringing about an awareness of the trust and its activities, and also to spread the message of ‘Higher education for all’.
FoCh realises that many parents, shelter-homes and schools do a commendable job in educating children upto Class 10, despite difficult circumstances. However, it is the years immediately after completing Class 10 that play a large role in how a child shapes his future. The importance of right intervention at this stage cannot be further emphasized and the volunteers of FoCh tried to highlight this at the event.
The Majja Run itself was a 5.7 km walk and FoCh group was more than 80 strong including some children. It was great to see everybody trying to put a great effort to walk together as a team – shouting slogans, making friends and having fun. The team wore graduate hats prepared by the students themselves and carried some interesting placards and banners. The highlight of the props were a Big Book and a Big Pen – the making of which took a couple of sleepless nights in a row.
The walking together was in many ways symbolic of FoCh’s efforts in helping children pursue higher education. In the last 9 years, the volunteers have walked with more than 250 children, helping many in crossing the finish line of graduation – beyond which lies a new begining. And like every marathoner who feels a wave of energy when the onlookers cheer, our students too can egg-on and reach the finish line of graduation – all they need is a little bit of support and a lot of encouragement.
Graduate Hats-Off to the Majja Run team – Anil, Deepak, Murtuza, Akash, Usha, Sunand, Divya, Harish, …
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