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Saeed Khan - Nominee - Social Volunteer Awards 2021

My name is Saeed khan. I am 19 year's old. and I was born in Rafi Nagar II. This community has grown on the proximity of the Deonar Dumping Ground, with all the social and sanitary problems related to it. When the dumping was closed to external entry, the livelihoods of local people got even more compromised. The social and economic problems are the cause for a big number of children to abandon school. The local municipal school goes only up to 8th standard and many of them, mostly girls, are not allowed to go outside the community to study. I have been a student myself in this community and I have experienced the difficulty to get proper education in these conditions. For this reason, I have participated at the activities of Teach for India since my 5th standard. During those years, I have started playing Australian football, reaching the post of chapitain of Maharashtra's team in 2018. Presently, I am pursuing B.A. in Dr. Baba S. Ambedkar College (Chembur). My passion for football and my desire to do something for my neighbourhood pushed me to start a social initiative. A nearby public ground was the space required that the slum could not provide. There I started Govandi Footi Club, an initiative that gathered nearby 130 boys and girls, many of them school dropouts and pray to the local criminality. The sport was a starting point to bring them to the classroom, where the real change could be done. Now we have a group of 42 youth from the community, divided in roles to manage this small school that counts with 550 students compressed in 12 small classrooms, built by us in spaces taken from the homes of some of us. What was only a dream started becoming reality and a new way of thinking that we are proposing to the community. Think New is the NGO that we want to register. We are searching for support and sponsorship to improve and professionalize our services.....

Thank you


Mere soch se Volunteering ka matlab eak wakt ki tarah hona chahiye jo kabhi bhi kisi ki bhi madat karne se peeche na rahe hai.aur hamesha har din ki eak nai jindagi ki tarah jiye . Kisi ki madat karne ke baad use eahsaas na hone de..


Pichle 5 salo se mai hamare area me volunteering kar raha hu ...eak aisa manjar mere aakhoke samne aaya jaha kuch mahilaye apna jism ka sauda kar rahe the apne aur apne pet ke liye.. us wakt to mujhe Bahut bura laga tha . Magar jab maine unse baat kiya to wo mujhe batane lage ... Ki agar ghar ka rent . Khane ke liye ration . Baccho ki fees aur light ka bill hota . Ya fir koi mehnat wala kaam hota .to hume majbooran apna jism nahi bechna padta ... I was crying on that day.. khud ko rone se rok nahi paaraha tha mai . Us wakt se decide kiya. Tab se aaj tak logo ki help karte aaraha hu


Starting me maine baccho ko khelna sikhaya fir khel ke zariye maine baccho ko education ki taraf mod diya .. Bahut si muskilo ka samna karna pada magar kehte hai .na jis cheej me dil lag jaye usme jaan laga do aaj humne bina koi support ke bina kisi ke help se 13 class start kiye jisme baccho ko free education mil raha hai ....aur Bahut accha lagta hai