I'm Arya Agarwal!
40101 Raised Goal 100000


India is a country with 444 million children. Less than half of India's children between the age of 6-14 go to school. Close to 35 million children aged 6-14 years do not attend school. 53% of girls in the age group of 5-9 years are illiterate. These are disturbing statistics. Do we really want the world to imagine India as a land of the illiterate? Where we, as citizens of the country allow the future to sit on the roads, suffering? But I believe in Mother India, who would not allow her children to venture into the world, illiterate. The shackles of illiteracy bind the children and we have the key to free them. With this initiative, I hope to use my running as a medium to help raise raise funds to support these children gain access to education. With this goal in mind, I humbly request you to come forward and take a stand with me by helping raise funds. Every donation counts. Thank you.


Vipla Foundation
Vipla Foundation (Legal entity registered as Save The Children India) is on a mission to ensure that nothing stops children of India from Learning, Growing and Flourishing. The organisation has its community interventions based on pillars of Early Interventions and System Strengthening. It recognises that early interventions are critical in improving the quality of lives of our programme participants particularly those who come from marginalised and excluded communities. On the other hand it values engaging and collaborating with systems for impact at scale and sustainability. Vipla foundation continues to train, capacitate systemic stakeholders and policy advocates for internalising and institutionalising the best practises.

The programme participants are largely children and women from communities experiencing intergeneration poverty due to meagre or limited access to education, livelihood and entitlements. Vipla Foundation recognises intersectionalites that operate and impacts access of services and resources for people on the basis of gender, caste, class and economic strata of society that makes these families and communities difficult to break the cycle of poverty, exploitation and marginalisation for generations.
Vipla Foundation works primarily with children of all ages through Early Childhood Care & Education, Prevention, Early Intervention & education of children with disabilities and helping children attain their learning level competencies. The organisation also works with women and girls from most vulnerable communities and those who are victims of sexual violence including sex trafficking and provides them with opportunities of education, employability, entrepreneurship, quality institutional care, safe return & repatriation and access to justice.

Organisational Interventions:

There are three core verticals in the organisation – Education, Inclusion and Anti-trafficking. The Inclusion programme includes a school for the hearing impaired and a school for the mentally disabled as well as an early intervention for those with hearing impairment, called Dhvani.

The education programme includes work on Early Childhood Education through a Balwadi programme and improved learning for children in Primary School through remedial programmes.

The Anti-Trafficking vertical works on Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Policy. In urban pockets the Prevention programme includes skilling as a strategy and in rural pockets; the focus is on a Safe Village campaign that involves multiple stakeholders.


A big thank you to all those who have donated on this page.

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As a student studying in Grade 10 of Sanskriti School, I always made sure to dabble in both academics as well as sports. The last two years of the pandemic have allowed me to reflect on life's challenges and how society is vulnerable to them. The voice of my conscience has been calling out to me ever since. When I discovered my passion for running, I knew I wouldn't be able to stop. Now that I've been running for a few years, I have finally answered its call and have come to realise the change I can make using this medium. When this fundraiser presented itself, I couldn't resist. The achievement of completing a marathon feels even greater when you make someone else happy. That is what I hope to achieve. I rightly stand by this quote:-
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
-Mahatma Gandhi


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