Toybank at Lampost
On May 4, 2015 Toybank opened its 120th center in Mumbai reaching out to 75 new kids aging from 6 years to 13 years old and giving them their right to play! The two new centers were opened in association with Lamp Post, a project run by Deloitte. Lamp Post is a project founded by Mr. Sanjay Pasrija of Deloitte. Lamp Post helps educate underprivileged children who carryout odd jobs in Mumbai to earn whatever little money they can which will help them meet thier ends. These students after a long days work would find time and sit to study under lamp post as their only source of light. Toybank conducted a training session for thier project coordinator and a toy library of around 31 toys was started. It was great to see the enthusiasm shown by the staff at Deloitte.
The toys give the students a much-needed break from their studies. Play sessions held once a week helps the students develop thinking skills and boosts their moral and self-esteem. The progress of the students will be monitored every week and progress reports will be made for all the students. The play sessions also help the students focus on their studies. As they say, ‘All work and no play make jack a dull boy.’ With the help of these new toy libraries the students will be brighter, more focused, but most importantly, all the children will be happier!