Parkshala™ – Education under the tree!

Shweta Bajaj
Guest Contributor
Posted on April 10, 2019, at 11:29 IST

Winston Churchill once said, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” 

If the above words made you think, smile, or simply nod in agreement, you are a kind soul. A soul that wants to see good, do good, and wish good. Basically, you are one of us. And who are we? We are strong believers in making a positive impact and lasting difference in the lives of children. We are from Parkshala™

Parkshala™ is a Noida-based NGO dedicated to transforming lives of children who hail from the lower strata of the society. We work as an after-school support group to bridge the educational & moral gap between these children and their affluent peers.

At Parkshala™, we believe that anyone can make a difference no matter how old you are, 5 or 85. All you need is to be a human. A human who listens, understands, actions, and achieves. We could have been working in a 9 to 5 and adding to the family income, or fueling our own dreams. But, we choose to give back. We choose to not fly alone but together with every child who dreams, no matter what the background. We choose to tie their thread of dream to our wings and fly higher and higher until we help them reach their goal. 

We are aware that although India’s education sector has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades, many of her children still fail to receive a quality education. We know that children dream, only for some the thread is far too delicate. We are committed to strengthening this delicate thread by imparting them education because that is the only Brahmastra that can turn dreams into reality. 

Our lessons take place in community parks and halls because we are trying to utilize already available resources for this purpose. Our mission is to combine education with a holistic development that is concerned with the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative, and spiritual potential. 

Today, Parkshala™ stands tall with 150 children and is rearing to grow its tribe. This is where we leave you with a simple question: You may have taken your flight, are you willing to help others fly in turn?

Shweta Bajaj is a Guest Contributor for Parkshala and is based in Mumbai, India.
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