“Wealthy are the trustees of the society.” Mahatma GandhiMahatma’s idea that the wealthy must be trustees of their wealth for the larger good of the people, resonates with me. What belongs to us, is the right to an honorable livelihood, no better than that enjoyed by millions of others. Also, one individual cannot create billions of rupees or dollars without the involvement of an entire societal ecosystem. Therefore, the wealthy have a moral obligation to act as trustees of their wealth and ensure that the majority of their wealth flows back to the society for its betterment.
I have come to firmly believe that education is the most effective tool for solving the world’s greatest challenges like poverty, environmental degradation and inequality. Literacy has the power to uplift communities and mitigate critical problems. By focusing on maturing it, we can help children define their place in the world, with not only a secure future but a fulfilling one.
Over the years, with valuable contributions from our networks and partners, we have developed a strong strategy to greatly expand our reach and spread the impact of our work. We are focused on facilitating the system-level adoption of our initiatives by continuing to deliver high-quality programs at school level to help students succeed. For example, we’ve literally translated the ‘each one teach one’ guru mantra into one of our programs where we take the community’s own educators, train them and then encourage them to help other children become better learners.
On a final note, I’d like to just thank all our changemakers and the people who have contributed to our cause. I am confident that by continuing on our mission, we will eventually ensure that All children can pursue a quality education that prepares them to be fulfilled and make positive change in their families, communities and the world.