TOGETHER LET'S REIMAGINE EDUCATION.
Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda – a world-renowned teacher of Vedanta. Guided by His vision, Chinmaya Mission has made remarkable contributions in the field of education, seeing over one million students benefiting through their various schools and colleges.
My campaign – One Knowledge, One World – is focused on three pillars of the Chinmaya Education Movement which will transform the lives of students and create a more united and harmonious world.
REVOLUTIONISING EDUCATION BY BUILDING A STATE-OF-THE-ART CAMPUS – CHINMAYA UNIVERSITY.
Chinmaya University’s mission is to blend the time-tested wisdom of India with contemporary knowledge. This unparalleled institution offers an array of courses to ensure graduates will not only become leaders of extraordinary achievement but will hold the key to creating a brighter future for us all. Support this brand-new initiative by contributing to building a new state-of-the-art campus over 40 acres of land in Kerala. Your support will enable us to reach more deserving students.
PROVIDING LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AT CHINMAYA SCHOOLS.
Often children from low-income homes are the first to ever go to school in their family and also need to work part-time to supplement their family income. Funding their education, books and uniforms provide them with the freedom to learn, develop and gain employment – forever reversing the vicious cycle of poverty.
BUILDING & REVAMPING INFRASTRUCTURE.
Improving the existing infrastructure at Chinmaya Schools across India will ensure students have a conducive environment to learn and imbibe knowledge.
The total funds required for the One Knowledge One World campaign is INR 115 (1150 Mn) crores.
Brick by brick, let us work together to make these life-changing education initiatives a reality. Do donate generously and help create an impact for generations to come. All funding has 80G Tax benefits.
1. BUILDING THE CVV CAMPUS: INR 105 CR (1050 Mn) NEEDED.
One of the biggest questions we face today is how to build a better world. Confronting the challenges of our time requires dynamic leaders powerful enough to disrupt the status quo. This can only be achieved through brilliant and mind-expanding education.
CVV aims to create by:
- Fusing Indian wisdom and Western cutting-edge university pedagogy to create dynamic and innovative thought. For example, a BA in Applied Psychology student also studies courses that explore the mind through the lens of Yoga – a 5000-year-old practice!
- Broadening students’ spirits through meditation, dance, different literature and more so they can explore themselves, face life’s challenges and find their true calling.
Offering a rich multi-perspective and interdisciplinary approach with ethics at the heart of the learning. By exploring lanes of knowledge unimagined before students will have a transformational impact on the world.
Contribute towards building the new campus which will be completed by the end of 2022.
Watch the below video that outlines what CVV is all about.
IMAGES OF THE PROPOSED CAMPUS:
OUR WALL OF GRATITUDE
We will forever recognise your generosity on the wall of gratitude, located at the Chinmaya University campus. Your legacy will be marked for generations to see.
2. EDUCATING 400 KIDS: 1 CRORE NEEDED.
There are 88 Chinmaya Schools in many small towns across India. Providing education scholarship for underprivileged students changes the trajectory of their lives and opens the ways to various educational and employment opportunities they had never dreamed of.
This needs INR 1 Crore (10 mn) so together we can transform the lives of over 400 students just like Adwaith.
The Chinmaya Educational Institutions have transformed the minds of over a million students in the past 50 years. Any funds raised beyond the INR 1 CR goal will be used to fund the education of these students for more years.
3. REVAMP SCHOOL INFRA: 9 CRORES NEEDED.
There are 15 Chinmaya schools that need the following infrastructural improvements to enhance the school environment and create further impact:
· Better classroom essentials like tables, benches, blackboards
· New school buildings including floors/ toilets.
· New science and computer labs.
The total funding needs amount to INR 9 CR (90 Mn).
DETAILED COSTING :
The breakup of the costs for the One Knowledge One World initiative is outlined in a PDF doc. This includes the costs for 3 phases of the CVV Campus, the Infrastructure needs at Chinmaya schools and the Scholarship program for the underserved
ABOUT ME AND MY CAMPAIGN:
We are Shruti and Ananya Somani.
We have undertaken this campaign because we believe that the right education is the foundation for life’s journey. We were fascinated by the 3 pronged approaches of this campaign and the impact it will make. This is truly about REIMAGINING EDUCATION.
1)The uniqueness of Chinmaya University (CVV) – a global university that will transform the lives of future generations of students. This will impact and change the future.
2) In the immediate present being able to impact the lives of underprivileged students from Chinmaya Vidyalaya across India by supporting their education is a very high-impact initiative. The parents of these students are typically daily wage workers and many of them are illiterate and do not realize how critical education is.
3) Again in the present the Chinmaya schools need better infrastructure. The lack of it definitely impacts the quality of education and the school environment & this is a critical need.
Brick by brick, let us come together and make sure that this ‘One Knowledge – One World’ initiative is realized within our lifetimes.
LOCATION MAP SHOWING CVV (THE GLOBAL CAMPUS) AND THE CHINMAYA SCHOOLS.
Funds from this campaign go to the apex administrative body of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) located in Mumbai. CCMT is a registered trust and funding has 80G tax benefits.
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) is the apex administrative body of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Its headquartered in Powai, Mumbai. As an apex trust of Chinmaya Mission, it provides the entire administration, managerial and financial frameworks and requisite guidelines for the functioning of all the Centres, Trusts, institutes and establishments working under the auspices of Chinmaya Mission.
CVV is the Global university campus located in Cochin, Kerala.
CCMTEC is the trust that runs the 88 Chinmaya Vidyalaya’s pan India
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the NGO is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT Act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
UPDATES ON YOUR DONATION:
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Will we get to know the details of those who were benefitted?
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The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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