Generous commuters put prof's school for poor kids on track - Times Of India
Prof. Sandeep Desai's social service began in 1997 when he quit his job and took up other assignments to fund Shloka, a free English-medium school for children from the Goregaon slums. "After Shloka, which we started in 2005, we began our second school at Ratnagiri for poor rural children, but the construction got delayed due to a shortage of funds," he says. That's when he decided to collect money directly from the common man. "The response has been great. In just five months, I have collected over Rs 4 lakh,"