Children, what is the first thing that popped-up in your mind when you hear this word? Maybe you could picture a bunch of little souls playing in a park with big grins on their faces. Or, you might be thinking of any other stuff like children are the ones who have full potentials to become leaders, that’s why they have to get into school and be educated. Whatever it is in your mind, the main thing is how those things could be realized, isn’t it? Now the question is, who will bring it to reality?
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is defined as a non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national, or international level. With 10 million population in Delhi, -which is a huge number- not all of the families are having a proper life where they can fulfill their basic needs, including giving the rights for their children to earn proper education. Many of the kids who live in New Delhi work as balloon sellers instead of going to school. There are also children in an area who don’t know how to brush their teeth, they never take a shower, and only having 2 or 3 pairs of clothings. Lakshyam, one of the NGO(s) in Delhi for Children, has been working to help the children to rise up from adversity, so that they could fight to eradicate poverty. As wise man once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon,” Lakshyam supplies the “weapon” which is education by giving books, building schools, and provide teachers to help the children to grow well, and to improve their ability.
As an NGO in Delhi for Children, Lakshyam has promised and striving to do beyond so that these kids can have a brighter future. The cornerstone of why Lakshyam was established in the first place was because we care. A word caring means not only giving sympathy but do an action to help those in need. We act because we care. Now with 15 centrals all over India, we have proved that we participate to encourage children in India to dare dreaming. One saying says, “what you sow is what you’re gonna reap.” We sow the seeds of hope and optimism, and we believe we will reap something far than we could ever imagined. To see this kids gain success in the upcoming 10 or 20 years, is what Lakshyam always wishes for.
It’s never too late to do something, especially for children. Remember, you might not see the result at the moment, but kindly do it continually… and you will never ever regret of all the sweat, the tears, the energy, and the prayers that you have spent. It will be paid off! They will not only become heroes for themselves, but for all the voiceless people around the world.
“Children are full of surprises. Expect everything and they will make it happen.”
Delhi, 19th July 2016
Lakshyam Volunteer from Indonesia