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Thank you for the magical transformation of Varanasi’s #ScholarShip!

The challenge:
With over 1.2 billion people, India is the most populous democracy in the world consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories. The sheer size of the population poses various threats to even basic development. Literacy is the most basic requirement of economic development that has been recognised around the world and is one of the aspects that has a profound impact on our country.

You identified Illiteracy as one of the biggest challenges facing our nation, with 18.78% votes in the India4India Survey. This led us to our next story in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.


of Indians have voted for Illiteracy

The Story

The ground reality

Ajeet Singh began the Varanasi boat school on the banks of the Ganga with a mission. He was concerned about the vast number of children wandering around aimlessly and being led astray. This troubled him to such an extent that he decided to address this issue by creating a space where these children could be themselves, play and study without any pressures or tension.

This boat school has served its purpose exceedingly well by providing the children of the Ganga with basic education like reading, writing and arithmetic. For more details about this boat school, click here.

The solution

What this boat school really needed was a magical transformation that would give the kids an ideal environment to learn. Starting with the makeover of the interiors, which included renovations and repairs, to the necessary facilities like a library, educational toys, stationery, a computer and a painting kit, we created the most magical environment for these children.

This has been possible thanks to the contributions and support of all our Do Righters, who truly believe that education can make all the difference in a child’s life. If we could successfully address the challenge of Illiteracy in the small town of Varanasi, surely we can inspire millions to address it across the country.

Thank you, India!


Thank you for giving the children of the Varanasi boat school the learning they truly deserve.

Stay tuned for the next story.


Learning On Board

Varanasi is known to millions as the religious and cultural hub of India. Being one of the most ancient cities in the world, it is also blindingly colourful and unrelentingly chaotic. Scores of people flock to the river Ganga to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters. It is the banks of…
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A special way to say thank you!

As we asked for India’s support, 24 children were holding their breath, waiting for their dreams to come true. With your support and contribution, the magical transformation of their boat school is underway in Varanasi and they couldn’t be more thrilled. They’re so excited, infact, that our Do Righter along with Ajeet Singh and the…
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Thank you Do Righters!

Thank you to all our Do Righters! Ajeet Singh and the children of the Varanasi boat school want to express their heartfelt gratitude to all those Do Righters, mentioned below, who contributed towards the magical transformation of Varanasi’s #ScholarShip. Ron Billimoria Chirag Dhirawani Ankita Deshpande Shwetabh Mathur Priya Chaudhary Naveen Kumawat Shivgnanasambantham M Hrushikesh Bijwe…
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The cultural capital of India

Steeped in tradition and mythological legacy, Varanasi is considered the ‘original ground’ created by Shiva and Parvati, on which they stood at the beginning of time. Varanasi has always attracted a large number of worshippers from across the country. Throngs of devotees plunge themselves into the river to wash away their sins and give offering…
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The things we do for the ones we love

This young boy waits for devotees to put their offerings and then swims into the Ganga. He collects coins that may have been put along with their offerings. He puts the collected coins in his mouth so that his hands are free to swim deep and collect more. No matter what the season or the…
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There is no sincerer love than the love of food

Our Do Righter is of the same opinion, enjoying countless appetising treats. Lately, he is found at ‘Kashi Chaat’ taking a break and devouring speciality dishes with a spicy North Indian tadka.

Journey So Far...

Thank you, India!

Thank you for helping the women of Diphlu Pathar become equal partners and contributors in their households.

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Pankaj Trivedi

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