There were smiles all around this week as Team India handed over a cheque for Rs60,390 to children from Literacy India. The money will be used to help finance additional computer hardware and new learning software at the school where staff volunteer. Thanks to all those who gave so generously of their time and money to make this possible.
A large proportion of the funds were raised through sponsorship for the Delhi Half Marathon and Great Run: Bhanu, Dean, Garima, Helen, Paramjit, Praveen, Rahul, Ravindra and Tavneet took on and completed this challenge. All that hard work paid off as family, friends and colleagues dug deep to pledge financial support for the runners; a fair trade-off for tired and aching legs.
Volunteers wanted to raise money for the school that they work in so that they could actually see the difference it makes. The funds have come at a great time for Literacy India as they are introducing a new computer learning programme at the school. The programme covers the syllabus and allows each child to learn at his or her own pace with support from a teacher or volunteer.