It has been in my mind for a long while to be a part of WATWB and I am glad I am doing it finally, for the first post of the year.
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Dr. Chandrashekaran Siddamadappa, founder and chairman of a drug discovery company, has initiated an education program under the name ‘Super6 Program.’ In the Super6 Program, six girl students (from economically weaker backgrounds), studying in the sixth grade are selected every year to be mentored until the time they grow up to find a job and work on their own. The focus of this program is on academics excellence, to align their inherent interests and nurture them to achieve their dreams.
Super6 was launched in 2018 and the first set of Super6 girl students from a school in the Krishnagiri district, Tamilnadu are being mentored under expert guidance presently. The program is said to be inspired by the Super 30 program by Mr. Anand Kumar. While the Super6 program hasn’t been covered in the news (yet), I share here a picture of the team rounding together for the mentoring program. The Super6 program is a small group’s effort for now that hasn’t reached the media. Yet, I feel compelled to share about it for it may inspire another group reading this here today.
Financially supporting the education of children from under-privileged backgrounds isn’t something new we’ve heard about. However, what touched me about the Super6 program is that it goes a step beyond funding and being actively involved in educating a girl child which requires enormous dedication.
Even today, in several under-privileged families, educating a girl child is looked at as a burden. Among those who are enrolled in school, many drop out midway because of family pressures to get married while they are still young. And among those who get to continue schooling, many tend to divert away from learning due to multiple personal and societal reasons. The final filtered bunch of girl students of our country who have an aspiration and a vision for their future are very precious to our society, for the fire in them to excel carries the potential to make them drive to unimaginable miles. To identify such aspiring young children and to help them focus on to their paths which otherwise will be rendered by less or no support is a great leap for the human kind. The Super6 program which does this deserves support and appreciation.
May the Super6 program inspire more and more individuals and groups to come forward in adopting a girls child’s education!
More about We are The World Blogfest
“We are The World Blogfest” was initiated by Damyanti Biswas and Belinda Witzenhausen on 31st March 2017. WATWB seeks to promote positive news. It believes that there are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit and that sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.
This month’s WATWB event is co-hosted by wonderful bloggers, Inderpreet Uppal, Sylvia Stein, Shilpa Garg, Simon Falk and Damyanti Biswas . Please do visit their blogs to read more touching stories from around the world. And let’s spread this circle of love and peace through our social media channels with the hashtag #WATWB
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