There are a lot of students like Vaishnavi, who are pursuing technical degrees and are from economically weaker sections of society. Their parents working as labourers, farmers and other casual forms of employment. The pandemic has rendered many of them unemployed and the course demands many additional resources which add to the cost of education. These resources include laptops with highly technical specifications required to run software and applications to complete projects. This need goes beyond laptops that are just for online classes for the duration of virtual studying and would've been needed pre-pandemic as well. In addition to these students, many others involved in non-professional courses are struggling to cope with academics, without physical resources and online teaching.
The Humane Touch Trust has recognised this urgent need and aims to provide basic laptops that enable attending classes and accessing online resources to these students. To serve these needs, Humane Touch Trust has partnered with Dell who would be offering laptops at competitive pricing close to 60% lesser than the market value.
Humane Touch has identified students whose families are below the poverty line (whose parents are farmers, daily wage labourers etc.) The immediate need is to provide the same laptops to 40 students enrolled in professional courses with each laptop costing Rs. 37500 (incl. distribution costs).
IT COSTS INR 37500 TO IMPACT ONE UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENT PURSUING A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE.
THE LAPTOP TO BE DISTRIBUTED - DELL VOSTRO 14
Dell Vostro 14 3491
- 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
- Windows 10 Home Single Language English
- Intel® UHD Graphics with the shared graphics memory
- 8GB, 8Gx1, DDR4, 2666MHz
- 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive + 1TB 7200 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
- Black non-touch LCD cover
ABOUT THE NGO
HUMANE TOUCH TRUST started as just a group of young women with an urge to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Initially Humane Touch adopted the course of rehabilitating the disabled; especially children affected with Polio. As an attempt to help the disabled, Humane Touch sponsored calipers and organised surgeries when needed. This led to other areas which needed a Humane Touch; a caring way of reaching out to the less privileged ones.
The activities of Humane Touch have grown in response to the crying need of the community:
- Scholarship for Higher Education
- Vocational Training Centre for Girls
- Medical Aid – Medical camps & Individual Medical aid
- Mass Weddings
- Distribution of Food-grains
- Reconstruction of houses and many more.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as HUMANE TOUCH TRUST, is a registered & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to HUMANE TOUCH 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.