Me and my schoolmates at the Riverside School in Ahmedabad are raising awareness and funds to support children with special needs who are taken care of by the Prabhat Education Foundation.
These children and young adults are from marginalised communities in Ahmedabad and have special needs. The funds will be used to take care of their transportation, therapy, food, out-door activities, academics and vocational training. The total cost of running all the activities comes to 12500 INR per student per annum.
HELP ME RAISE 25000 INR & TRANSFORM THE LIFE OF A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FOR 2 YEARS.
Read on to discover how.
I am doing this crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Prabhat Education Foundation. They have a few Centres in Ahmedabad. These Centres have been transformed into fun and child friendly spaces. Apart from the Centres, Prabhat also caters to children at home, who cannot come to the Centre due to issues of mobility. At present Prabhat serves a total of 400 children & adults in the age group of 0-36 years across all its programs. The disability that Prabhat deals with include Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation (different levels), Downs syndrome, Speech-hearing impairments, Muscular dystrophy, ADHD, Learning and Locomotor disabilities, Microcephaly and Blind/deaf.
The children are prepared to join mainstream regular schools, where Prabhat conducts multiple levels of training to prepare the school staff and make necessary logistical arrangements to accommodate the child with special needs. Some of these are local municipal schools while others are private schools in the community. Till date Prabhat has mainstreamed over 500 children with special needs.
The money raised will be given directly after the campaign ends to Prabhat Education Foundation, Ahmedabad. They will use the funds to bring changes in the lives of children with special needs living in some of the most challenging geographical locations in Ahmedabad. I shall then send you an update about the kid/kids who benefitted so that you know how your funds have been spent.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is Vani Agrawal and I am a Grade 11 student at The Riverside school, Ahmedabad.
I have started this campaign with Prabhat that helps specially abled or ‘differently abled’ children, coming from the poorer parts of the world, to enable themselves to become independent to lead a life like all of us do. All they need is a little love, warmth and care.
I remember going to Prabhat when I was younger. One day I met this amazing girl, Kinjal. Kinjal was a massively vibrant person and every time I talked to her, not only did I see a smile on her face, but also felt this bright light inside of me. To me she was not specially abled instead she was special. All she needed was a little extra guidance to do the same exact things all of us, as humans, did.
All these children need is INR 12,500 a year, to become self dependant. My goal is to reach INR 25,000 to help a child for 2 years.
Thus, I am campaigning for several of these children, just like Kinjal who need the extra bit that we have. It’s now our turn to take part in this and help make the future easier for children around us.
FUND A CHILD AT PRABHAT EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Sponsorship of a child brings hope, peace, joy and all the good things. The detailed cost sheet is indicated below.
IN IMAGES: Different activities are done to transform these children with special needs
The Prabhat Education Foundation reflects a journey that began in 2003 through the identification and nurturing of children with learning difficulties struggling in mainstream schools. In time, the widespread reality of physically and mentally challenged children in and around Ahmedabad became apparent, and Prabhat moved into serving special children, as well as their families affected by stigma, ignorance and denial. Realising the need for access to care, education and learning of this group, Prabhat conceptualised an institutional facility to provide systematic rehabilitation services that could be accessible for those challenged by poverty and mobility. Working with and through local communities became Prabhat’s hallmark.
Prabhat Education Foundation runs its programs through funding received from Institutions and individual donations. The funds and grants is utilised for covering the expenses of procuring therapy material, training and learning materials, food, transportation, staff salary, rent, bringing in expert consultants, out-door visits, trainings for staff and parents for an entire year. The donors are eligible for tax exemption under 80G of IT Act. Foreign funding is also accepted.
All funding for this campaign has tax benefits. Receipts will be issued by Prabhat Education Foundation which is a registered NGO. Indian citizens can avail of 80G tax benefits. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Once the campaign is completed the NGO will give feedback on which child has benefitted from our funding as per the feedback format below. In cases where the parents are not comfortable with sharing the images of their son/daughter we will use an AVATAR. I hope you understand the sensitivity in sharing that information.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Prabhat Education Foundation. It will take from 2 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once I get this information from them I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an Idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries