At SPERO we really want to build a for-profit venture that serves a social purpose; to be a business built from the heart, for the soul.
We want to help underserved children realise the value of their talent by helping them sell their art.
We're using art as a means for children to express themselves and build their confidence.
Through art these children are becoming the next generation of leading creative thinkers and innovators.
We're using the money we earn to contribute to the education fund of these bright children.
We conduct art competitions at different schools for less privileged children, where we hope to unleash creativity and innovation.One chosen masterpiece will be printed on t-shirts, and sold, to showcase how deep a child's imagination really is. Profits from every t-shirt sale will be split between myself and the artist in order to provide the child with a necessity (as assessed by his/her school). It could be schoolbag, uniforms for the year, shoes, a bicycle to ride to school etc. With your help, we hope that someday, we will be able to sponsor the enabling education of as many kids as we can. We would like for this to not be a donation, or a fundraising exercise, but to act as a channel through which children are given an opportunity to feel pride in their own achievements.
My name is Rithish Gopinath, I am seventeen years old and I am currently in the 11th grade at Mallya Aditi international school. I have spent most of my years playing and even captaining the football and basketball teams at my school. I have represented school as an athlete, musician and at Model United Nations conferences. These days, however, I spend most of my time studying and researching the topics I love. My interests range from music to cars and how the stocks market works. I love to travel and learn about new cultures. I particularly enjoy learning about how different people live, and how their environments influence them. I am always intrigued by how different the world around me is. I find that the discrepancies are most evident in my country, India, especially in basic means, salaries and standards of living.
I wish this was not the case, but it is. This was one of the main reasons for starting SPERO. I figured that it was a good way to give children less fortunate than me an opportunity to feel like they have a chance. Not by being charitable, (because I truly believe charity alone is not the answer) but by empowering them to use their skills towards becoming more independent and self sufficient.
As a newbie student of economics ( a subject I am beginning to enjoy very much), I have learnt that "Economic empowerment is the capacity of women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth.Through Spero I would like to lead by example and empower myself first by earning my own pocket money while empowering another child to do the same. Here at Spero we are appealing to stylish do-gooders like you to help us make a childs dream come true.
"Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality" ~ LJ Suenens
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