The Independent record label, Rude Records, home to bands such as Set It Off, Saves the Day, Stand Atlantic, Less Than Jake, The Maine, and many more – has announced a charity project through their #RudeCares initiative called “Education For The Future”. The project offers a complete education support and tutoring program, with the intention to help reinforce the Indian school system, which is often overloaded and characterized by an excessively high dropout rate. So far, a location has been rented inside the slum where two tutoring classes of over 20 students each are alternated, the first is for children between 6 and 11, the second for children aged 12 to 16. The lessons are supervised by Uruvi and Minaxi, two experienced teachers from the neighborhood who spent years in educational programs, and who have a deep awareness of the needs and difficulties of Dharavi’x students.
Currently, the effort has been able to guarantee completely free school support to over 40 children with less than 1000 euros per month, a figure that includes the rent of a room, teacher’s salaries, and remuneration as a supervisor in Rahul Devaliya. “Education is one thing no one can take away from you”, says Devaliya. Today, the label has launched a crowdfunding campaign through GoFundMe in order to expand its efforts and provide education to even more kids.
You can donate to the GoFundMe at this link: https://gofund.me/435bcba1.
“It’s been an incredible journey, that brought me from reading a book to land in Mumbai, make precious friends and finally start a project together with them”, says Rude Records founder Ilich Rausa. “I’m beyond excited to start this new journey with everyone at Rude Records and to be able to help out kids from the Dharavi slum to hope for a better future”. “Our dream is to make the Rude Cares initiative a core part of our mission, and to develop and grow it into a distinctive and identifying branch of Rude Records”, states the Rude Records staff in a joint statement. “We really hope ‘The Education for The Future’ project will be the first in a long row”.
Rude Cares, the charitable arm of Rude Records, was established last year. The label aims to increasingly develop Rude Cares over the next few years to take their small, positive impact worldwide.