Reality Gives is based in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums. The organisation specializes in education and teacher training and has two community centers, where they provide classes in functional English, practical computing and life skills for youth from the local area.
Reality Gives also partners with a local primary school, Royal City School, to improve the educational opportunities for local children. By training and empowering women from the local communities to work as teachers, they deliver quality, English-medium education to almost 400 children.
General School Supplies:
College-Ruled Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pens
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Mobile Phones, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.