Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where is the money?

So Kate and William got married and millions of pounds were spent on the wedding.
An IT Mogul is flying a hundred and fifty guests to Morocco for his wife's fiftieth birthday. The costs are bound to run into crores.
Rich women flash new diamonds everyday. And when I see them driving down some delhi road in their chauffeur driven BMWs and Mercs - I think to myself - That entire air-conditioned cocoon is probably more than the price of a DDA flat!
Some people made crores and crores in the 2 G scam. Others made their fortunes during the 2010 Common Wealth Games.
Don't get me wrong. I am no moral brigade for austerity.
Please do go ahead and spend your money exactly the way you see fit. All I am worried about is that I need 25 lakhs every year and I do not belong to the league of moving DDA houses.
The money is needed urgently to continue running a program that educates 400 dropout children. The money will be used to give the youth life skills, vocational training and a mid day meal.
I know there are hundreds and thousands of well-intentioned people more than willing to contribute - I just don't know where to find them and how to connect.
Any and all suggestions are welcome.