As a spin off of the Sports Program, we wanted to give all the kids sports shoes so they could feel some pride in them and be encouraged to play.
The idea of collecting used shoes was discussed and dropped as being too cumbersome. Matching shoes to each child would be difficult and may not happen. New shoes would be easier and much nicer for the children.
We decided to put out a campaign on Facebook. But even before we did that, contributions from friends and family began coming in which covered our costs and even stretched to a pair of socks for each child.
The shoes were sourced from a local shoe shop. They came and measured the kids sizes and delivered them to the school.
Distribution was on 22nd February, 2017 . It was a wonderful day of happiness for all of us, children and adults. Shalini who contributed her first salary, Desiree, Nivishna, Sangeetha, Roopa, Prema, and Kalyani happily distributed the shoes