While education is a fundamental right, it remains a distant dream to many children in India. Families that live in extreme poverty often see school as an impossible cost. Even public school carries costs, including books, uniforms, and transportation. Parents that have not experienced the benefits that come from education such as increase in earnings and quality of life, don't know what they are missing by pulling a child out of school to work instead. This is why it's a cycle: children who grow up without education are less likely to send their own children to school.
THE COST OF SUPPORTING THE EDUCATION OF A CHILD FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR IS JUST INR 15000
The Vidya Daan scholarship funds the fees for an entire year and is awarded to students in Grades 11 & 12. The parents of these students are farmers, maids, daily wage labour, auto drivers and transform their lives. The scholarship will help them build careers and get them out of the vicious circle of poverty that has plagued their families for generations.
HELP ME RAISE INR 30000 OR MORE & FUND A STUDENT FOR 2 YEARS OR MORE.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Let's educate more bright students like Manjuntha's and Ramba's and transform their lives. Join me on this journey.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is Simran Vaidya and I am a Grade 11 student at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru.
I have undertaken this campaign because the gift of education is something that is important to any student. The children that I would like to support and give a scholarship to are doing very well at school, despite adverse economic circumstances and conditions at home. Many of them have parents who are daily wage labourers, house help, auto drivers, security guards etc and desperately need financial assistance. The fact that raising INR 15000 can support a bright student for an entire year is something that I am very excited about.
I am to raise INR 30,000 or more to impact a bright student from the financially poor homes for 2 or more years.
Getting a good education will definitely transform their lives and the lives of their families. Many of their parents cannot even read and write. Please support my campaign and let us together bring light into the lives of these fellow students. Education will transform their lives and help them bring their family out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
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. Some of the initiatives include:
1) Karunashraya - Hospice for advanced cancer patients.
2) Over 300 Pediatric Heart surgeries annually
3) Eye Care Hospitals at Kolar & Tumkur: Over 5000 cataract surgeries done annually.
4) 8 adopted schools
5) BGMS - Supports the stay and school for 300 orphans & parents children.
6) Vocational Training on Computer course, Retail, and Banking.
7) Pediatric Cancer Treatment
8) Scholarship to 500 needy students annually.
9) 78 Anganwadis restored.
10) Lake revival schemes.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency the team at ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR will post feedback about 2 -3 months after the campaign gets over telling us which student has got the scholarship. This takes some time as they need to screen candidates and allocate them to me. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which child benefitted. That's transparent right.
Sharing an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be given to all my funders.
Will we get to know the details of the student who benefitted?
Yes. The team at Rotary Bangalore, Indiranagar has committed to giving us updates on which students benefitted. 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 beneficiary.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the money to be transferred to RBI. The receipts will start getting processed about 2 to 3 weeks AFTER that 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. 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.