As students we sit in the comfort of our homes with few responsibilities.Our focus usually is to work hard and excel at school. However there are children who are not as fortunate .They are deprived of the basics - without a home & don’t have parents who can provide the love and support that we take for granted. We are doing this campaign to change the lives of orphan children and would like you to please support this fundraising campaign. Raising 10000 INR will fund the entire expenses of one child for this adventure camp.
SPARSHA TRUST is a NGO and a shelter that serves as a home to 50+ orphaned children. The trust has partnered with the Canadian International School & is on a mission to transform the lives of these orphans, by sending them on an adventure camp to Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu. This will give them an opportunity to learn, connect and experience outdoors and nature . Lets give them an opportunity to experience something incredible.
HELP ME RAISE 10,000 INR & FUND AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.
ADVENTURE CAMP DETAILS
The children at the SPARSHA shelter work 6 days a week at school, engaging in tuitions, learning classical dance and drama and participating in programs in collaborations with other schools around them; all without a parent at home. They are true testaments of resilience and strength.
As an encouragement for their learning, spirit and immense strength, the Sparsha Trust wants its children to learn by experiencing something outside of their shelter. They want them to experience life in the outdoors for the first time and understand life skills that would help them grow as individuals.
We have decided to take the students to a adventure camp - its called the MISTEA Camp & is located at Kotagiri, TamilNadu . Located at an altitude of 1700 meters, the camp is surrounded by lush tea gardens and has a breathtaking view of the misty Blue Mountains. Sparsh Trust with CIS aims to send these children who are studying in the 6th grade for this 4-day camp.
Pic - Camp Mistea
The kids would benefit from this opportunity .They can practice English, develop leadership skills, work together as a team, test their athletic skills and hone their endurance.Students would engage in rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, exploring local flora and fauna, learning traditional art from local artisans and much more.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
Hi, I am in Class 6 at the Canadian International School, Bengaluru. My classmates and I are raising funds to gift students of the Sparsha Shelter (a NGO) an “Adventure of a Lifetime”. Most often, we don’t count our blessings. We are fortunate to have a family - our parents, siblings ,relatives. The comfort that we feel with them around is something that we take for granted.
The kids at the shelter are orphans and don’t have this basic comfort of having their parents around. They educate themselves, feed themselves, take care of themselves and are responsible for their own being.The Sparsha Shelter is very supportive of them. They try to provide daily, basic necessities and values that turn them into good people.
I firmly believe that day -to-day experiences educate a person better than textbooks. It is these experiences that helps the person to grow into individuals who can face the world. I, along with my school, want to help these children to see the world a little better and gift them an experience of a lifetime!
Sparsha Trust is a registered, charitable trust started in the year 2005. The trust is working for the holistic development of needy and vulnerable children focused on promotion and facilitation of Child Rights. It is committed for the identification, rescue and rehabilitation of children from 6 to 18 years old.
It aims to –
- Create a safe home for every child with a free access to basic facilities (food, health, clothing)
- Guarantee that children enjoy their constitutional rights and eradicate the child labour system
- Develop the children’s creativity and strengthen their self-confidence
- Provide quality and skills-oriented education to empower underprivileged children and youths
- Create a community of responsibility and solidarity in which every child has his/her own place
- Raise public awareness about Child Rights: care, protection, development and education
In the past seven years, Sparsha Trust has been able to mainstream more than 2500 children to school and reintegrate them with their families.
TAX BENEFITS AND FCRA COMPLIANCE
Funding to this campaign is eligible for tax breaks under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is also accepted. All Indian and Foreign nationals are eligible to fund this campaign.
Me and my classmates also went on a trip to Sparsha. We took pictures, played games with them and got to know them. The children at Sparsha were so nice and it was wonderful experience.
A few pictures from when we welcomed Sparsha kids to CIS
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