The Do Right Half Stories team, whose journey began in Dharamsala a few days ago, has travelled 230kms so far and now reached a place called Batahar Bihal in Manali. This is home to a lovely residential school called the Himalayan Buddhist Cultural School. Started in 1997 with just 36 students, the school which was built with donations from a lot of kind-hearted people now accommodates 272 children.
Lack of good educational facilities in remote areas compels parents to trek from distant places to enrol their wards in this school. The children are provided with quality education along with the warmth and security of a safe environment. However the kids here face harsh winters that pose a great challenge for them to concentrate on their studies. At 10,000 feet above sea level, the little village gets covered in over 3 feet of snow. And now that winter’s almost here, the little teeth are chattering at the thought of being inside the cold, damp classrooms.
The Do Right team has identified a solution to this problem. A heater in every classroom will enable the students to bear the biting cold and concentrate on learning. A total of 10 heaters are required, and at Rs.1,600 per heater, the total amount required is Rs.16,000. You could help complete this half story by donating towards the procurement of these heaters or by sharing the story and helping them get more support.
Update: With an overwhelming response from the readers, this half story was completed within 24 hours of going live! Thank you one and all who contributed 🙂