Thousands of children have lost their parents to COVID-19 and are on the verge of being abandoned. These children are not only going through tremendous emotional trauma, but they are also at a high risk of experiencing neglect, abuse and exploitation. The marginalized communities are struggling continuously to meet their basic needs, which further jeopardize children’s safety and protection.
Recent reports state that as many as 30,000 children have lost a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 3,000 having been orphaned by the death of both parents. There is an urgent need to provide immediate support to help children cope with the trauma of the loss of a parent and then to establish mechanisms for ensuring their long-term needs till they become independent.
The SOS Children's Village provides abandoned and parentless children with a loving home. They also ensure that the children receive proper education to help them become capable, contributing members of society.
Children are constantly motivated to perform better in life. Academics and co-curricular activities are regarded to be equally important for the overall growth and development of a child. The provision of tuitions for children is made so that children can get help and support with their studies. In addition, special coaching and training is also given to those who reflect potential in the fields of art, sports, music, dance etc.
The children are prepared for schooling through an effective in-house preparatory curriculum. It enables children to learn at their pace, as per their age and learning levels. There is also an effort to mitigate learning level gaps as children at SOS Villages come from diverse and complex social and emotional histories.
JUST INR 40,000 SUPPORTS A CHILD FOR A YEAR.
This is being done in partnership with the NGO - SOS Children’s Villages of India.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS.
IF YOU FUND:
INR 20000, you support a child for half a year.
INR 40000, you support a child for a year.
INR 80000, you support a child for 2 years.
My name is Rishik Harish Reddy. I am 15 years old and in Grade 10 at the Oakridge International School.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think being able to impact the life of an orphan (who possibly is my age or younger) by helping them with their education for an entire year would be incredible. This will definitely transform their lives and help them have a better future. Through this campaign, I want to create the same opportunity for all those less fortunate children so that they grow in a loving environment into independent adults. The fact that just INR 28200 can make a difference in the life of a child for an entire year made me realize that I must do something about it. It's great to know that SOS Village takes care of each child's development such as growth, learning and development from birth to adulthood.
Please support my campaign as we can together transform the lives of many children.
WHERE ARE THE BENEFICIARIES LOCATED?
ABOUT THE NGO
Since its inception in 1964, SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India) has expanded its programs for children at a rapid pace For over 56 years, we work with children in 22 states through our 32 SOS Children’s Villages and 32 community projects in India.
For over 5 decades we continue to provide children without parental care or at the risk of losing it, a value chain of quality care services that goes beyond childcare alone, to ensuring comprehensive child development. Our long-term customized care interventions such as Family Like Care, Special Needs Childcare, Foster Care, Short Stay Homes, Family Strengthening, Kinship Care, Emergency Childcare, Education and Youth Skilling and are aimed at transforming lives and making children into self-reliant and contributing members of society. We empower vulnerable families in communities to become financially independent, thereby enabling them to create safe and nurturing spaces for children under their care.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as SOS Children’s Villages of India is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act.
To ensure that there is complete transparency we shall update a report with the details of how the funds were used. The report will be posted 1-2 months after the campaign ends. This will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as we post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That's transparent right?
Will we get to know the details of how the funds have been used?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to SOS Village India. It will take from 60-90 days after that to get details of how the funds have been used. Once I get this info, I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiary.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes a week after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred. The receipts will start getting processed about 2 to 3 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favour of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with Pin code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) PAN of funder:
5) Cheque number:
6) Amount funded:
7) Whose campaign are you funding. (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and is growing very quickly.
It’s s 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 is a crowdfunding site and platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations and 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.