Presently, holistic upliftment of children is the need of the hour given the grim reality. Nearly 3.9% of the total Indian child population is affected by child labour. Every year, about 25% of students from low-income families drop out for varied reasons. Only about 30% of low-income children in regular school have access to private schools or career counselling.
Thus, Light a Lamp project was founded with the objective of elevating status quo of underprivileged children and youth present in Kolkata’s urban slums. With its wide outreach, the programme empowers underprivileged children through mentorship, education, yoga, and meditation. In a short span of time, it has positively impacted the lives of more than 1000 students coming from economically challenging backgrounds.