A try

Madhuri Deshkar
Posted October 16, 2020 from India

11th October was the day when I met some young girls in society. We understood their problems and decided to conduct a youth meeting. Nowadays,girls are suffering from a very serious problem that is depression. All over India, school are closed and all the study pattern is held through technology. But in villages technology is unavailable. They do not have mobile or computer to study. From last eight months students are sitting in home with the help of school reopening.  The girls are unable to study. They are sitting at home and getting depressed. So, we are trying to help them with some teachings. But this is not possible at a high level just because of spread of pandemic. But we are trying our level best to provide them something useful for their future. We are trying to help the girls who got depressed in this period and helping them to come out of such condition. We are also providing them the computer which are not in use at someone's home and also the Gram Panchayat making digital schools for such students. We are trying to make their future bright. Our group of Mahila Rajsatta Andolan is helping us in that. We would like if you suppot us in this work.

Thank you....!!!

This story was submitted in response to My Voice, Our Equal Future.

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Geetanjali Dhar
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 16, 2020

Hi Madhuri,

Wonderful initiative. I am a Rotarian and would like to know what kind of online support we can render. We know people who use art therapy. How about conducting one for them if you have good connectivity?
Warmly ,
Geetanjali

Madhuri Deshkar
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Hii Geetanjali... Thank you for reading my story. Actually we are facing some network issues with which we cannot do anything and also we need support for books which are not available in our village at a large scale. Thank you for asking me about help...Thank you so much.:)

Geetanjali Dhar
Oct 27, 2020
Oct 27, 2020

Yes, I can understand the issue of internet connectivity. If you let me know the age group there and what kind of books you are looking at, then I can take it forward. We are currently on a drive as part of our Diwali drive wherein we are collecting books from apartments and gated communities and collecting good used books to distribute.

Jill Langhus
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 16, 2020

Hello Madhuri,

How have you been doing? Have I told you that I love your headress... brilliant:-)

Aw, poor things. How are you helping with their depression? What is your group, or fundraiser link, dear? Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress.

Madhuri Deshkar
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Hey Jill .... Thank you for reading my story. Actually for children we are taking sessions to bring a new hope in their minds. My NGO is working for this and funding is also done by us but I think it would not be sufficient so we will look for funding.
I will surely post more updates about my work. Thank you...!!

Jill Langhus
Oct 19, 2020
Oct 19, 2020

Hi there:-)

You're welcome!

Oh, good. Good luck with your fundraising quest.

Hope you have a good, safe week!

XX

maeann
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 16, 2020

Helo Helooo Madhuri :) How are you?

This challenge also be seen in other community where there are no internet, no computer. But good thing that there are NGO's willing to help, and identified what is needed support to provide for the education of youth.

Depression, that is real. I hope these young girls/boys will not loss their hope for the future.

We adult need to help and support them.

Madhuri Deshkar
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Hey maeann..For reading my story . Yes we do face problem of network and other things but we strongly believe on..."where there is will there is a way". Thank you...!!

Nini Mappo
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 17, 2020

Hello Madhuri,
You care enough to try, even against insurmountable odds of what needs to be accomplished. That takes courage, and compassion. Good on you.

Madhuri Deshkar
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Hey....Nini
Thanks for reading my story....Yes we do need courage and energy to do such things and to solve them up. My NGO always encourage me for that so I just feel strong...! Thank you...!

Beth Lacey
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 22, 2020

You are doing meaningful and important work

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Oct 27, 2020
Oct 27, 2020

Hello, Madhuri,

Depression is indeed a pressing issue and COVID-19 exacerbated it. Thank you for reaching out to girls and helping them out. Please let us know more about what activities you are doing to help them. I've been battling with depression, too. Journaling helps me a lot. But I know it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Every girl has a different way of coping. I hope each one can discover what it is. Music, art, meditation, CBT, and so many more. Please update us. :)