Actor, producer & philanthropist Lakshmi Manchu, along with her NGO ‘Teach for Change’ which has made great strides in the space of quality education for children from disadvantaged communities. Lakshmi has announced the 8th edition of the annual fundraiser fashion show to be held in Hyderabad on 19th February. With a special focus on education for the underprivileged children, funds raised from the show will be utilized for Teach for Change’s various campaigns throughout the year. Headlined by Rakul Preet Singh & Jackky Bhagnani, the edition has a robust line-up of South and BTown Actors, singers and sportsmen participating. Get ready to witness the star power sashay down the ramp in designer Varun Chakkilam’s outfits, a collection specially designed for the show. A number of responsible corporates have also joined the event to celebrate the very best of fashion and creative talent along with supporting a noble cause.
Started in 2014 by Actor Lakshmi Manchu and Chaitanya MRSK, the organization has created various winning modules ranging from flagship volunteer program, ICT Infrastructure and Smart Classrooms in government schools which have proven results in improving foundational learning skills of children in primary schools and imparting digital literacy to high school students. Driven by eminent members of the civil society, the organization has so far worked with 432 Government schools transforming the lives of 42,608 students across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Speaking on the occasion, Actress Lakshmi Manchu said, “It’s so humbling for us at Teach for Change to reach at this stage where we are planning the 8th edition. Education is our fundamental right and no child should be left behind. At Teach for Change we have taken this a step further and strived to achieve effective education that can translate into true empowerment of lives. This fundraiser is a platform that can help bridge their basic educational needs with our willingness to support their cause. I am so grateful to all my industry friends, family and colleagues who have time and again supported this cause for Teach for Change and have come together to support and celebrate.”
Designer Varun Chakkilam said, “Lakshmi is a powerhouse of energy and anything she touches is always the real deal. The show is just one evening but has a ripple effect round the year. When Lakshmi showed me the projects and plans under Teach for Change, I was overwhelmed. It is really humbling to be a part of something that is larger than all of us. I’m glad my clothes will change the destiny of so many souls”.