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 Vriti Hemanshu Shah. I am 14 years old, studying in class 8 at Vidyashilp Academy. Very recently at school, we were introduced to WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Association) and their MISSION POSSIBLE programme.
At the very first, i felt that this was something that all of us, as students should get into. The programme provided us with a platform to go beyond our day to day routine and contribute to a needy social cause.
I was put into a group of likeminded batch mates and that’s when it all started.
Background: India is a country where unfortunately majority of people still live below the poverty line. People find it difficult to make ends meet. With such diminishing situation existent, parents find it very difficult to provide quality education in a comfortable environment, to their children.
Selected Project: Amongst the many options contemplated towards this programme by the team, there was one school that we had recently visited. It was both, close to our school and close to our heart. This school was run by the government. Though the government was trying its best to provide basic necessity, it lacked in certain areas which the team intended to fulfill.
Purpose: During our visit at this School called Gnana Jyothi Vidya Mandira, our team observed that it lacked few basic necessities which were important to fulfil the purpose mentioned within the brackets hereunder:-
1. Good quality drinking water. (Students to stay healthy).
2. Support the teachers in areas that they lack. (Quality education).
3. Table and chairs. (Comfort and focus on the teaching).
4. Vermicompost Pit (To maintain cleanliness).
5. Music Room with various instruments. (Brain development & a fun thing).
6. Sport Room with quality equipments. (Kids enjoy & champions are born).
7. Set of books, both new and old. (Education beyond schooling).
Objective: The team came out with an approximate budget of 3,75,000/- to fulfill their above/immediate needs. Once fulfilled, we were sure that the 119 students studying in the school would stay healthy, obtain quality education in a comfortable environment which is clean and fun to come each day to.
This left us with the next challenging task of each one of us in the team had to collect Rupees 75000/-.
The team that i am in consist of students that like taking up challenges just like me. Our job is to make the impossible possible. My team is gearing up to do our best in accumulating the required funds. This task is the very first for us and we pray for support from all our near and dear ones.
God has been kind with us; it’s now our duty to give back to the society.
VRITI H. SHAH
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.