In these dire times, the difference between the rich and the poor is more apparent than ever. Just recently there was a story on the news about a 16-year-old girl in Kolkata who committed suicide because she didn’t have a smartphone and could not attend online classes, and a simple Google search would show that she isn’t the only one. For millions, a good education is their way out of the cycle of poverty.
This campaign aims to provide mobile phones to children in a government school in Gurgaon. The school is Nayi Disha’s School for marginalised communities who are already managing their classes on WhatsApp Video calls. As per their survey around 30 of their regular students (who are children of the Harijan Basti in Gurgaon) do not have a spare phone for classes. Their parents work as sweepers in the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and carry their phones to work. The teachers have to call up these children at night when their parent brings back the phone to discuss and explain the work done in the online class.
IT COSTS JUST INR 7000 TO PROVIDE A CHILD WITH A SMARTPHONE
The phone is Itel Vision.
My name is SIDDHANTH KHERA. I am 15-years-old and in Grade 10 at the Shri Ram School Aravali.
I felt guilty for being part of a privileged society where we take our gadgets and education for granted. How is it fair that I have access to all the world’s information on the tips of my fingers when so many others live without it. I couldn’t just stand and watch I had to do something. I looked around the internet looking for ways to help these students, as I was unable to find any, I decided to take matters in my own hands.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by giving students from economically weaker sections of society access to modern educational gadgets. Our vision is to become a registered NGO and provide over ten thousand phones and laptops to students who do not have access to it.
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ABOUT THE NGO
Nayi Disha (SNEH HASIJA CHARITABLE TRUST) is a school for children from marginalised communities. Based in Gurugram, its aim is to provide quality primary education to all children and assist them for admission to regular/mainstream schools.
They are partnering with us for this campaign to help provide mobile phones to underprivileged children.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as SNEH HASIJA CHARITABLE TRUST is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to SNEH HASIJA CHARITABLE TRUST. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
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 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.