WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PROVIDE TABLES AND BENCHES TO A SCHOOL. READ OUR STORY AND FUND GENEROUSLY.
We are five friends who study in grade 8 at the Vidyashilp Academy and have taken up a project to provide tables and benches to a school in Bangalore. This is also a part of WFUNA’s (World Federation of United Nations Association) Mission Possible programme. The school is Gnana Jyothi Vidya Mandira located in Bangalore. The students at the school sit on mats or on poor and non-ergonomic seating arrangements.
JUST INR 5138 WILL GIVE 2 STUDENTS A DESK AND BENCH.
There are 120 school children enrolled for the academic year 2019-2020, and when we looked into the family / socio-economic background, all of the 120 children are from below poverty line families. The school also includes children with learning disabilities, hearing impaired, and autism. Such children need a special school which their parents are neither aware of nor want to take the trouble to research and send them to. Gnana Jyothi Vidya Mandira has teachers trained to cope with a few of these issues but no teaching aids are available for the same.
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW
To make our dream a reality, we need your help. Every rupee you contribute, small or big in amount, to this project, will help improve the school and the experience of every student who goes there. Our target is raising 4.5 Lakhs, which is why we need your contributions! Our first aim is to ensure that there are enough tables and benches, anything we raise above that will go to building a kitchen for mid-day meals and then the library and so on.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is Hitha Hulikunte Mattadha and I study in class 8 in Vidyashilp Academy. I, along with my team have taken up the Mission Possible programme organised by the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA). During this programme we will be trying to impact the lives of the underprivileged people.
I personally love to read books. They are small portals which hold realms and dimensions of knowledge. My team and I believe that this knowledge should not be held close but spread to everyone. However, we realised that not everyone has access to education and a comfortable and welcoming educational environment. We thus came to a decision to help make underprivileged students lives easier. Gnana Jyoti Vidya Mandira is a school which has 119 students. Each and everyone of these students come from a family below poverty line. The students sit on the floor to study. This proves detrimental to their proper development as many can develop back and neck problems, not to mention it reducing their concentration in class. The school does not have access to clean drinking water. There are students with learning disabilities and the teachers are unaware of how to teach them.
Me and my team will get these students the proper furniture they need for their proper development for which I need to raise 75,000/-.We will also be installing a water purifier. We hope to build a library so that these children will be able to access the vast stores of knowledge which we take for granted. We hope to construct music and sports rooms so that the students will be more happy to come to school, which can be accoplished by the support of like-minded people. We will be training the teachers on how to teach students with learning disabilities so that even these children can flourish in life.
We hope to make learning a fun experience for these kids and help them to learn better. We want to make sure everyone has access to a comfortable experience as this will help them decide their future. We hope that you will help us in this endeavour to make the lives of at least a few students easier.
Hitha Hulikunte Mathada
ABOUT ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar, is a 140 member club, with members from diverse communities and regions. It's engaged in various community service projects which include projects around health, infrastructure, water conservation, education. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made. Some of our initiatives include:
1) Karunashraya - Hospice for advanced cancer patients.
2) Pediatric Heart surgeries: We do over 300 annually
3) Eye Care Hospitals at Kolar & Tumkur: Over 5000 cataract surgeries done annually.
4) We have 8 adopted schools
5) BGMS - We support the stay and school for 300 orphans & parent children.
6) Vocational Training on Computer course, Retail, and Banking.
7) Pediatric Cancer Treatment
8) Scholarship tot 500 needy students annually.
9) 78 Anganwadis restored.
10) Lake revival schemes.
Their charitable trust is exempt under the 80G rule under the IT act.
They are a very transparent and system based Rotary club and are known as a model Rotary Club.
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Note: INR 5138 also includes a cupboard for each class and a table and chair for the class teacher.
HOW TO FUND THIS CAMPAIGN
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. It will take from 2 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once we get this information from them, we shall upload this to the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the impact we have made and how the monies have been spent.
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. The receipts will be sent by the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar.
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.