On 2nd September 2016, the DPA had the pleasure of meeting a group of young disability advocates. Ms. Ananya Gaitonde, Mr. Aditya Gaitonde, Ms. Tanvi Mittal and Mr. Amol Mittal spent their summer vacations planning and organising a bake sale in their neighbourhood to raise money for a charitable cause.
With guidance from their parents, the four kids selected a location, decided upon a menu, shopped for the required groceries and adopted various advertising strategies to spread the word about the DPA and their bake sale. Their hard work paid off. Their bake sale received immense support from their friends and neighbours, and raised a total of $255 which was donated to the DPA.
The DPA presented them with a certificate each to recognise their hard work and effort, and spent an enjoyable afternoon sharing about our work with the kids. The DPA would like to thank Ms. Ananya Gaitonde, Mr. Aditya Gaitonde, Ms. Tanvi Mittal and Mr. Amol Mittal, and their parents, Mrs. Kanchan Gaitonde and Mrs. Shruti Mittal, for their support and generosity. It is heartening to hear such stories of altruism which once again reaffirms DPA’s view that the youth are the most passionate advocates for inclusion.