Dev has provided supplies to several villages, that can help them with 2 meals a day. Till date, he’s served more than 16000+ families ( One Lakh one time Meals) .
It isn’t unusual for children here, to start helping their family by earning some money from the tender age of 6-7, by working in mines. These children never get to attend a school or run and play around like other children do. Their faces are usually blacked from the soot and grime.
Dev himself was born into a family of coal mine workers and spent half his childhood hunting for aluminum wiring discarded by coal companies in old mines, which he would then melt and sell as aluminum blocks to buyers. But this life wasn’t enough for him.
Dev knew the only way out of this poverty was to get educated. He’d take tutions and work at a paan shop – to afford his education. His unrelenting hard-work helped him climb his way up, today becoming a Manager in the same coal company where his father worked as a Grade D employee.
‘I saw a new generation of children going through what I did, and knew I had to help them’
For people like Dev Verma — and the 400+ children enrolled in his Two primary schools in the poorer parts of Dhanbad, Jharkand — a good education is the only lifeline out of spending their life on the streets or toiling away in a coal mine.
—-You can support Dev by reaching out to him at 9470595075. You can support his current campaign of providing food to coal miner families on this link – https://milaap.org/fundraisers/pathsaladhn