A few weeks ago I was asked to document Project Why, an NGO in New Delhi that provides after school care to underprivileged children. Most children come from poor families, live in slums and go to schools where they are beaten and quality of education is very low.
Project Why looks after over a thousand children in different centres, spread over the city. Some centres also offer vocational courses to women and daycare to mentally disabled people.
Whenever I photograph children who live under completely different circumstances than my own kids, I am struck by the similarities they have. All are curious, want to learn, talk and be loved. All have dreams and talents, different personalities and a need for a safe environment in which they can be themselves and thrive. Project Why reaches out in a caring way and is able to make a substantial difference in these people’s lives.
If you would like to support Project Why, check their website. I can assure you it is money well spent!