Are you aware that many underprivileged students are opting out of school just b’coz they don’t have school bags.

A few days ago, Mahantesh used to carry his school books in an old – ripped sack. His parents were too poor that they could not afford to buy him a school bag.  I had no other choice but to carry my books in a sack, says Mahantesh, an 8th standard student of KR Puram Government School.

“It was really embarrassing to carry it. Besides, I could not put all my things in it. My family is very poor and I could not expect my father to buy me a school bag,” he says.

Mahantesh’s is not an isolated case. There are many children around us whose parents cannot afford to buy them a school bag, forcing many of them to opt out of school.

Keeping this in mind, Reaching Hand has initiated a campaign to provide school kit for every underprivileged child for just Rs 500. This school kit includes study materials, stationery, and health and hygiene kit.

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We aim to cover 5000 students by December 2016.

After getting a bag Mahantesh responds happily.

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“I don’t have to carry a ripped sack anymore for I have received a new school bag from Reaching Hand. I am so happy that I can carry most of my things in this bag. I often play kabbadi and hockey with my friends and I carry the water –bottle I got along with this bag, every time. Thank you so much, Reaching Hand.”

For more details, please see http://reachinghand.org/bagtoschool/