“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for” – Oprah Winfrey.
Do we have any idea of the dreams that little girls have? Especially little girls who come from under resourced financial backgrounds, studying in government aided and government schools, many from single parent families and many of them first generation in their families to go to school. They dream of becoming IPS officers, Korean Pop Singer, Chefs, Lecturers, Army Officers, Chartered accountants. Their dreams are powerful and big.
Each one of us have the power to let them dream and to lead them to
their dreams. HopeWorks Foundation, has brought a wonderful set of volunteers and mentors to work with young girls. Does the task of enabling young girls take wings and fly with their dreams excite you? Then, young girls are waiting to meet you , speak to you, learn from you and lean on you.
“Words have incredible power. They can make people’s hearts soar, or they can make people’s hearts sore” -Dr.Mardy Grothe
Rubina Patel walked in on a balmy Saturday morning and inspired her way into the hearts and minds of young girls. She spoke about pursuing dreams, about giving every opportunity the best we have got, to prepare ourselves for a yet unknown but beautiful future. She made them believe that they could become anything that they chose, including becoming an RJ. She gave them an impromptu training too.
Six months after the session, and enduring a pandemic that testing all of our resolve, one of the young students called priya says” i was inspired by Rubina Ma’am, whatever she told us i will always remember.” Priya a bright young student, from a single parent family, passed 12th grade and her dream is to become a lecturer. She lost her father at age 11 and her mother supports the family by working as a maid. Priya dreams of a future where she will be a lecturer and inspire many needy young girls , because someone by name Rubina Patel did the same to her. Thanks Rubina, for being HopeMaker.