While education is a fundamental right it remains a distant dream to many children in India. Families that live in extreme poverty often school as an impossible cost. Even public school carries costs, including books uniform and transportation. Parents that have not experienced the benefits that come along with education such as an 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 is a cycle. Children who grow up without education are less likely to send their 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 labourers and auto drivers. The scholarship will help them build careers and get them out of the vicious cycle of poverty that has plagued their families for generations.
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 SAATVIKA KUNRARASU and I am a Grade 9 student at Ryan International.
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 and need our assistance. The fact that raising INR 15000 can support a bright student for an entire year is something that I am very excited about.
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.
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. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made.
Some of their initiatives include:
1) Water Wheel initiative.
2) Karunashraya - Hospice for advanced cancer patients.
3) Pediatric Heart surgeries: We do over 300 annually.
4) Eye Care Hospitals at Kolar & Tumkur: Over 5000 cataract surgeries done annually.
5) We have 8 adopted schools.
6) BGMS - We support the stay and school for 300 underprivileged children.
7) Vocational Training on Computer course, Retail, and Banking to deserving candidates from financially poor homes.
8) Pediatric Cancer Treatment at Kidwai Hospital.
9) Vidya Daan - Scholarships to 500 needy students annually.
10) Many Anganwadis restored.
11) Lake revival schemes.
Our trust is exempt under the 80G rule under the IT act.
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 and you can read about which child has benefitted. That's transparent right.
Sharing an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be given to all my funders.
By funding this campaign, you are eligible for tax breaks. You can avail benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
Will we get to know the details of the student who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. It will take from 2 to 4 months after that to get details of fund use. 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 how the funds were used.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies 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