Children have been the hardest hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdowns. Not only have they lost their habit of going to school but for many the stoppage of mid-day meal schemes has created an additional expense.
In such a scenario, Kolkata-based social worker Wrik Dharmapal Mukherjee has created what he calls 'Sangati School' - a place for underprivelged street kids to continue their journey towards learning and realising their true skills.
Situated in Kolkata's Gauriahat area, the school caters to 50 children from families that are living under flyovers. "The people of Kolkata have seen three governments. But nothing has changed for them," said Wrik Mukherjee while talking to our Community Correspondent Aparna Dig. Many volunteers associated with the school dedicate time to teach these kids. Ultimately, they aim to put them into proper schools and help them find their passion which they can later build into a career of their interest.
If you ask Video Volunteers’ Community Correspondent Bideshini Patel to rate her childhood on a scale of 1-10, she would probably give it a negative marking due to the neglect and abuse she faced. But if you ask her to evaluate her professional life as an impactful journalist, resolving basic...