In the picture: Suraj Kumar, Fahim Khan and Nikhil Singhal. Photo: TYPF, at Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys, Delhi.

“Our Digital Story talks about the importance that we have given to money in our lives. I have managed to gain a few insights on life through this programme. The range of the curriculum was wide which made me ponder over the available avenues from which I can carve out my career.”

- Fahim Khan, 15 years, Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys

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“I shall describe it as a great experience of working with The YP Foundation for the Adobe Youth Voices programme. Our digital story centres on the theme of aspirations that Fahim and me aim to achieve. While creating this story, I had a very carefree outlook towards life, but now I consider myself to be more serious and thoughtful towards achieving my goals. 

– Suraj Kumar, 16 years, Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys

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About the Digital Story:

Suraj Kumar and Fahim Khan are part of the bright team at the Dil Se Superstars Programme hosted by The YP Foundation at Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys. They worked with Nikhil Singhal who was the Peer-educator for their group. Together, they have produced the Digital Story – ‘Suraj Aur Fahim Ke Sapne’.
                                                                                                                                    The Digital Story revolves around the aspirations that Suraj and Fahim have and their realization of the sameTheir stories intersect at Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys where they live together and also help each other in their studies, in subjects such as Mathematics, Computers and English.

 

About Fahim and Suraj:

Fahim Khan, 15 years

In the picture: Faiyaj, Sameer, Ameer Hamza, Fahim and Suraj, Photo: TYPF, at Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys, Delhi

He is a great dancer who seems to be outspoken at first. His high level of energy is evident when we meet him for the first time. However, on further interaction we find that he lacks confidence in putting his views across pertaining to certain subjects. He is always willing to take the initiative once he gets acquainted with the surroundings. Fahim wants to become a pilot as he is fond of traveling and so that he can lend a hand in improving his family’s economic status.

Suraj Kumar, 16 years

In the picture: Suraj, during a computer class. Photo: TYPF, at Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys, Delhi

Suraj who also dances with Fahim, is the exact opposite. He is full of confidence and ever smiling. He seems to be highly responsive to technology and accepts new ideas easily. He builds those ideas into productive practicalities which paves the way for an interesting result. They have helped each other grow during the project. Suraj dreams of becoming a Chartered Accountant in order to solve the mystery of what exactly does money stand for in today’s fast paced society.

                                                                                                              About the Volunteer:

Nikhil Singhal, 21 years, Peer-educator

Nikhil is a professional photographer whose skills have proved extensively beneficial for the programme. Nikhil trained the other volunteers and the staff on photography skills along with Suraj and Fahim. Fun filled ways devised by him to teach the less exciting technical aspects of photography, have helped in imbibing the knowledge into the minds of volunteers and the children.
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                                                                                                                                   ’Dil Se Superstars’ is supported by Global Fund for ChildrenAdobe Youth Voices and Centre for Equity Studies.
                                                                                                                                   For more information on Dil Se Superstars, Click here.
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