KIDS FOR KIDS - I and my other students at the Candor International School, Bangalore are raising awareness and funds to give ZAB (Desk+School Bag) bag to children in the rural districts of Karnataka. This bag is made out of Polypropylene which enhances the strength and life of the bag. The bag retains its color and shape with use over a long period. The sling strap is made of strong material to withstand usage by children. This bag is made by the WOCKHARDT FOUNDATION. The cost of each bag including distribution is only 400 INR.
ZAB is an intelligently designed school bag that helps children to carry their books and belongings irrespective of weather conditions. The same bag, with no mechanics, transforms into a school desk. The desk offers an appropriate angle for students to write and read, thereby enabling an ergonomic posture while studying.
Just INR 20000 impacts 50 students.
Pic: Features of ZAB (DESK+SCHOOL BAG)
HOW ARE WE DOING THIS?
I am doing this crowdfunding campaign in partnership with the Wockhardt Foundation. They get the ZAB (DESK+SCHOOL BAG) manufactured through their vendors. Wockhardt Foundation identifies the schools and the students who would require the bag and delivers them to the school, thereby transforming the lives of students in rural areas.
Since Wockhardt Foundation is an NGO, any funding made to this campaign is eligible for tax exemption under 80G of IT Act 1961. In order to enable your 80G receipt to reach you without any hiccups, please ensure that you enter your name and contact information correctly. Foreign funding is also accepted.
The money raised will be given directly after the campaign ends to the NGO. They will then use the funds to transform the lives of children from rural villages by providing them with ZAB(DESK+SCHOOL BAG). You will get an update on how many students in which school benefited from your funding.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is Olivia Chatterjee and I am in Grade 10A at the Candor International School Bangalore
I have taken this campaign because I think education is the most important thing in this world, and with the power of education you can change the world. Unfortunately, in some rural parts of India and other countries students don't even have the basic tools for a proper education, we have tables and desk and chairs but the other students have to sit on the floor and crouch and study which can seriously hurt their back.
The students will grow up and can get many back problems with that and won’t be having a good posture. It is estimated that the attention span for children is a maximum of 45 minutes and for a teenager, it's two hours. Imagine the amount of pain and distraction the students will face when their back hurts.
I think the Zab school bag is a brilliant idea for the kids, they can use it as a desk and also as a school bag, and nothing can come between them and their education, not even a back problem when they have the Zab bag. A lot of children, life can change with this and I really want to make an impact in their lifestyle.
IMPACT ON STUDENTS
Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its programs have made a perceptible change in its areas of operation to the lives of the underprivileged.
Mobile 1000, its flagship program, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 203 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 20 states administering free primary healthcare to more than 2 million Indians in rural & remote parts of India.
Its sanitation program – Pronto Toilets is part of the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. It has now undertaken an ambitious plan of constructing more than 60,000 household toilets in Orissa.
Its other programs like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skills Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets, Adarsh Gram Yojana and various other initiatives have made a significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most.
Says it’s Trustee & CEO, Sir Dr. HUZ (Huzaifa Khorakiwala) -"Wockhardt Foundation operates its social programs based on the 3 B's - Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures the need."
Wockhardt Foundation is governed by a simple philosophy -"where every smile counts".
The work of Wockhardt Foundation has been well recognized in the outside world with it being the recipient of many awards including the prestigious ‘Asia Healthcare Excellence Award - 2016’ for the Best CSR Practice in Healthcare.
Under this school program, students acrsoss Karnataka will benefit. Wockhardt Foundation is located in Bandra (East).
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as NGO is a registered trust & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 2 to 4 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefited from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about who benefited. That's transparent right.
The below image is an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be shared with all my funders.
SCHOOLS WHERE WE PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE THE BAGS
The below graphics shows a total of 3991 students across 80 different schools in Karnataka. We could distribute to more students if we raise more funds. This will help bring more smiles and cheers to students in rural schools.
Will we get to know the details of who benefited?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to NGO. It will take from 2 to 4 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. ( WHICH SCHOOL AND HOW MANY STUDENTS)
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 a 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