Meet 16 year old Anaika Mhetras, a young entrant to the AIM for Seva family.
She recently collected Rs. 20,000 towards the charity that is focused on educating and empowering children from rural India and the heartlands. “I heard about the organisation from my grandmother who keeps on telling me the good work that they are doing all over the country. AIM for Seva’s work for society has resonated with me deeply. Every child in the country has a right to education and lack of financial resources should not be a block towards that end. AIM for Seva is doing just that.”
What is really motivating is that her baking effort for AIM for Seva has been a straight from the heart effort from scratch. From mixing the ingredients to baking the goodies, packaging and marketing them by creating posters and finally ensuring their timely delivery, every single aspect has been meticulously planned, designed and executed by Anaika for AIM for Seva. “So far, most of the sales have been via word of mouth. I have been pinging the baking posters to known contacts,” says Anaika modestly.
No doubt this has been a time consuming effort as Anaika has to juggle her studies, co-curricular activities in addition to her passion of baking for charity. But she is not complaining. “I just plan my schedule accordingly as baking a batch of brownies takes about 1.5 hours every time,” confesses Anaika.
In fact, she is actually happy that her effort is being directed towards a good cause. “I have been passionate among baking for a long time now. And then, I came to know about AIM for Seva. So I thought this was a perfect opportunity to utilize my skills for community empowerment,” stresses Anaika.
Anaika has been baking since the age of six. Her creative streak is not just restricted to baking alone. Anaika is a painter and a pianist. She is fond of riding too. Anaika is currently pursuing her IB (International Baccalaureate), programme (Class 11) at M.Ct.M Chidambaram Chettyar International School, Chennai.
Post her exams, Anaika will begin baking her next batch of cookies.
Here’s wishing Anaika all the very best for all her future endeavours.