Inspired by the spirit and work ethic of Mumbai’s slum children, UK students will have the chance to journey through the colourful world of Mumbai via an education pack being developed by The British Asian Trust and The Sharma Foundation.
UK schoolchildren will share slum children’s experiences and lifestyles through the pack; and learn new skills through lessons influenced by their international counterparts. They can then apply their new-found skills to help raise funds for the very children they are learning about. The aim is to create an invaluable, interdependent relationship.
An innovative enterprise project will be included allowing children to consolidate their learning and participate in a competition to showcase their entrepreneurial skills and talents. The education pack is set to be piloted in schools nationwide from September 2012.
“Every young adult can be a cog in the wheel to build a better world than the one they have inherited,” said Seema Sharma, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Sharma Foundation. “The resource we are developing is as much about personal fulfillment and personal growth for each child here in the UK, as it is about raising funds and awareness for the plight of children living in poverty,” she said.
This is a project for children, developed and inspired by children, said Abha Thorat-Shah, Director of the British Asian Trust. “By showcasing the enterprise and resilience of the communities and children we support, we hope that children in the UK are inspired to change their own lives and support those in circumstances which are more difficult than theirs.”
For information or to involve your school in the pilot project please contact the Project Manager on email@example.com.